The University of Prince Edward Island invites high school science students on PEI to a day of discovery for the 2012 Gairdner Student Lecture. The lecture is Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 am in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre’s McMillan Hall.
After the lecture, students are invited to take a guided tour of campus with a special focus on the Faculty of Science and the Atlantic Veterinary College. As part of the tour, UPEI would like to treat visiting science teachers and students to lunch in the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall.
Tours and lunch will be finished by 1:30 pm to allow students to return to school.
About our lecturer: Dr. Lorne Babiuk is the 2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate, and vice-president of research at the University of Alberta. In his research career, he brings together two areas of health usually addressed separately: animals and humans. One third of all human deaths are caused by infectious disease; about 70 per cent of the new diseases of the last 30 years are transmitted from animals to humans. Dr. Babiuk identified a vaccine to control rotavirus in calves, which was then developed into a human vaccine.
Please RSVP by October 10 to Rebecca Drum at email@example.com or (902) 628-4353. We look forward to seeing you!