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Saturday, October 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Future Was Then

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So many predictions have been made. Back To The Future 2 introduced us to hoverboards, self-tying shoes, automatic sizing jackets, and dust repellant paper. What did they predict, what did they get completely wrong, and what are we currently working to make reality?

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avatar for Gillian Clinton

Gillian Clinton

Information Specialist, Clinton Research
Gillian Clinton started out as an aerospace engineer and worked in the Canadian aviation industry until, while doing a History degree at night school “for fun”, she was laid off.  Thus began her adventures as an Information Researcher which included a Masters degree in Information Studies and the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects for some very strange clients.  As an interdisciplinary engineer, information researcher... Read More →
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Jaymie Matthews

Jaymie Matthews is a UBC astrophysics professor who searches for planets beyond the Solar System and probes the hidden interiors of distant stars, using space telescopes as large as minivans and as small as car batteries. Jaymie is heavily involved in astronomy education and outreach, winning the 2016 Qilak Award for those efforts. (Qilak is the Inuit word for the sky overhead.) In a parallel universe, Jaymie would be a filmmaker, and he does a... Read More →
avatar for Jaimmie Que

Jaimmie Que

Jaimmie has been involved in the biological sciences for over 10 years, working in various fields from biomarker research to COPD, with her expertise being protein biochemistry. In addition to her professional life, she has also been an avid costumer for the past 10 years.


Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Richmond C

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