Program

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2019 Annual Conference

Heart & Head


Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 23-25, 2019

This year's annual conference takes place at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg. The Forks, where the waters of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet before continuing north toward Hudson Bay, is a historic meeting place and link to Canada’s north. If Manitoba is Canada’s heart, then the north is Canada’s brain. The theme of this year’s conference is Heart & Head, with explorations into Indigenous knowledge, the health of our waters and the North.

This is the first time in its 48 years that SWCC has held its conference in Winnipeg. The Forks puts you in the centre of this great Prairie city.

May 22, 2019

6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Experimental Lakes Area - Pre-conference Tour

Take a day-trip to the world-famous IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the only place in the world where you can experiment on whole lakes. ELA is east of Winnipeg in northwestern Ontario. Think world-class science meets Group of Seven! Space is limited to 20 people - so sign up early!

Meeting Location: TBC

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May 24th || May 25th


May 23, 2019


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winnipeg Science Tour - Pre-conference Tour

Stops include a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health; hands-on demos of how virtual-reality, robots, sensors and other tech can help with at-home health care at the University of Manitoba's College of Rehabilitation Sciences; General Electric's jet-engine testing, research and development centre; and a Journey to Churchill (including polar bears) tour at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Space is limited to 36 - so sign up early!

Meeting Location: In front of host venue, MTYP

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Volunteer-led Museum Tours - Pre-conference Tour

Meeting Location: TBC


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening/Welcome Event

We gather at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for food and drink, a short presentation on how the museum uses modern technology to boost the user experience, and a guided tour. Watch a video about the museum.


May 22nd || May 25th


May 24, 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)


8:30 am - 9:15 am

Indigenous Knowledge Keynote

Wilfred Buck, Elder

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)


9:15 am - 10:15 am

Indigenous Knowledge Panel

Myrle Ballard, Kevin Brownlee & Shailesh Shukla Read bios

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Northern Health Panel: "Tuberculosis in the North and remote health delivery"

Catherine Yoshida, National Microbiology Laboratory & Reg Urbanowski, University of Manitoba Read bios

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

11:30 am - Noon

Quiz Time

Scott Young

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

Noon - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session - "Developing trust with communities when reporting on indigenous issues and communities."

Rick Harp & Martha Troian Read bios

(MTYP) - Room TBC

Concurrent Session - "The A in STEAM: Exploring Creativity in Science Communication"

Julia Krolik, Nikki Berreth, Michelle Trudel & Nicole Dorville Read bios

(MTYP) - Room TBC

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Session - "Satellites and Jet Engines"

Philip Ferguson & Brent Ostermann Read bios

(MTYP) - Room TBC


Concurrent Session - "Speed dating: Best Practices in Research Communication – Talking about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Other Topics"

Research Communications Summit

Speakers: TBA

Please Note: This is a closed session for the Research Communications Summit

(MTYP) - Room TBC

Concurrent Session - "Using technology to improve agriculture sustainability."

Teresa De Kievit, Steve Whyard, Jacqueline Keena

(MTYP) - Room TBC


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Rethinking what is “good” science to boost the power of Indigenous knowledge

Amy Etherington

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote

TBC

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dine Around Winnipeg - Sign-up at Conference


May 22nd || May 23rd || May 24th



May 25, 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)


8:30 am - 9:30 am

Arctic Research Panel

Marianne Marcoux, Lisa Loseto, John Iacozza Read bios

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

9:30 am - 10:15 am

ELA Water Research and Discoveries

Vince Palace, head research scientist Read bio

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Panel on "Future Trends in Research"

Research Communications Summit *this session open to all

Speakers: TBA

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

11:30 am - Noon

"Before and After: Easy tips to use good design to improve communication"

Julia Krolik 

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

Noon - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Session - Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire

Lesley Evans Ogden & Niki Wilson

(MTYP) - Room TBC

Concurrent Session - "What can museums and natural history collections tell us about the arctic?"

Paul Sokoloff, Mike Jensen, Bruce Ford & Diane Sawatsky

(MTYP) - Room TBC

Concurrent Session - "How to break through to consumers with truth vs myth on science and health."

Trish Jordan & Michel Aliani Read bios

(MTYP) - Room TBC

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

"Assiniboine Park Zoo, polar bears and the Arctic ecosystem."

Stephen Petersen Read bio

(MTYP) - Room TBC


3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Keynote

Bob McDonald Read bio

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SWCC Annual General Meeting


May 22 || May 23rd || May 24th || May 25th


Download the SWCC 2019 Conference Schedule here: SWCC 2019 Schedule.pdf

More details to come!

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