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cartoon of scientist working on computerAlumni of the Faculty of Science will gather for talks, trivia, and team spirit on Thursday, June 10.

Science alumni event going virtual

A new event called “Science Leads the Way” aims to virtually gather science alumni for talks, trivia, and team spirit on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

In the absence of in-person parties, the Faculty of Science and the Department of Alumni Affairs joined forces to create a science-themed evening of entertainment that could be enjoyed online.

The one-hour event features two guest speakers:

  • Lisa Porter, biomedical health sciences, will explore the role science has played during the pandemic in her talk, “The Pandemic Paradox: Trusting Science During a Health Crisis.”
  • Dan Mennill, integrative biology, will discuss a species of toad that changes its colour for one day each year as well as how his team used lifelike robotic models to learn more about the mysterious toads in a presentation entitled “Toads and the Colour-Changing Frogs of Costa Rica.”

In addition to two lightning lectures and trivia, when attendees log in they may be toasting each other with drinks from Craft Heads Brewing Company. The Windsor-based brewery, owned and operated by UWindsor alum, will offer a specialized science six-pack at a discounted price, just for this event.

Tickets are $10 per person with all money donated to the LEAD Medallion Scholars program. Register now on the Alumni website.

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