Centennial Speaker Series: Ottawa

UBC researchers are leading the world towards a brighter future. To celebrate UBC’s Centennial year, we are holding a series of programs that will bring the best of UBC research to communities across the country. Each program in the Centennial Speaker Series will feature key UBC researchers in areas as diverse as composite materials, labour economics, quantum materials, cancer research, clean energy, and biodiversity. The researchers briefly presented highlights from their research before answering questions from the audience.

Recorded March 7, 2016, at Centre Block on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON.


Dr. Sarah Burke – Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Nanoscience; Assistant Professor, Departments of Physics & Astronomy, and Chemistry
Dr. Thomas Lemieux – Professor and Director,  Vancouver School of Economics, UBC
Dr. Walter Mérida – Director, Clean Energy Research Centre; Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Torsten O. Nielsen – Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, MD/PhD Program
Dr. Sarah (Sally) Otto – Director, Biodiversity Research Centre; Professor, Zoology
Dr. Anoush Poursartip – Director, Composites Research Network; Professor, Materials Engineering