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Friday, October 2 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Science Of Fantastical Beasts

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From dragons, to unicorns; from gryphons to manticores; how would creatures like this actually come to be?

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Greg Bole

Greg Bole is a Senior Instructor at the University of British Columbia in the field of Evolutionary Biology and has a love for all animals, both real and fantastical.  Greg is an active member of Vancouver Skeptics and frequently lectures about science, evolution and the life and works of Charles Darwin.  His favourite things include anything by author Neil Gaiman, Marvel movies, board games, TV shows Firefly, Game of Thrones, Cosmos... Read More →

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avatar for Kristi Charish

Kristi Charish

Kristi is a Vancouver based urban fantasy author and cell biologist who writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in. She is also a co-host on the popular Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing podcast, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Her first series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (S&S/Pocket US), is about ex-archaeology grad student turned international... Read More →
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Cymbric Early-Smith

Author / Educator / Artist, Interactive History Co.
After studying Physics and Astronomy, Cymbric worked for 12 years presenting programs at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Now, as Program Director for Interactive History Company, she takes great joy in developing Hands-on-History programs that interweave art, storytelling, and history, right along with key science and engineering concepts from the past. In tandem with her love for teaching history, Cym strives to write about history in a way... Read More →
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David Ng

Faculty, University of British Columbia
David Ng is a geneticist, science educator, and faculty based at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories.  Of note: (1) he is partly responsible for the massive DNA helix emblazoned on his building’s facade; (2) his Dad beat up Bruce Lee; (3) his first foray into general publishing featured a unicorn on the front cover; and (4) his lab studies things like Pokemon and creativity. Learn more at bioteach.ubc.ca


Friday October 2, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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