Coming soon to the Life Science Centre, LSC1, near you- Terry Talks! The project was developed by a couple of UBC students and professors who had the vision of getting some really cool students at UBC to present a talk about issues they found really interesting and important. There are a 9 students from difference programs/faculties speaking at the event, and if you’re interested in checking it out, please visit http://www.terry.ubc.ca/terrytalks/ ! You will find a neat video there introducing the speakers, and additional information about the event.
In the case that you’re lazy, however, and don’t want to click on the link (I will admit, I often do this), here’s a summary:
Who (attending): you!
(speaking): awesome people!
Where: Life Science Centre, LSC1 (lecture hall) | West Atrium (exhibits)
2350 Health Sciences Mall
University of British Columbia (just in case- this is the Vancouver campus)
When: Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (that’s not this upcoming weekend, but the weekend after that)
How (much): free! AND you get a free lunch. That’s pretty hard to say “no” to.
Why: because receiving an education is more than sitting in a lecture or a lab, and should involve your getting acquainted with some ideas out there! Plus, these people are really cool (I know two of them personally, and they’re awesome and have interesting things to say), and have put a lot of effort in trying to put on a good presentation for you, so it would be really nice of you all to come out! :)
If you have any more questions, visit the website!
Oh, and if you’re a science student looking for an elective- ASIC 200 is amazing and is run by the profs who were involved in making the Terry Talks happen- I took it last year and it’s been the best course I’ve taken so far at UBC, so I would highly recommend it. I know it’s a shameless plug, but seriously- aMAZing. So get in while (or if) you still can!