The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. The free public series works to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.
Special Events and Activities
Meet scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals! Engage in activities and learn about experiences related to their fields of expertise.
September 10 & 11
This Weekend's Scientists
Philip LeSueur, Geological Engineer, BASc, EIT
Amy Smith, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, UBC
Samuel Brenner, MSc Student, Civil Engineering, UBC
Kathryn Post, PhD Candidate, Neuroscience, UBC
Join us for this Iron Chef inspired activity and walk away with great prizes and memories! After registering on-site (all ages welcome!), 10 teams will have 5 minutes to design and 30 minutes to build a creation based on a specific theme using a mystery "ingredient."
September 10 & 11
We're celebrating our new Science Theatre film, Ready, Jet, Go! with 2 very special guests. Come and meet the show's creator, Craig Bartlett, and NASA astrophysicist, Amy Mainzer. They'll sing a song and do some science experiments with visitors.
Saturday, September 24
11am & 1pm
Artist Tim Kelly was looking for ideas for a project that would use his newly acquired lithography skills. Microbiologist Mike Kelly gave Tim some microscopic fungal images and he was off and running. The result of the collaboration is a collection of stone lithographs that are recognizable to a microbiologist as having a fungal motif, but they are sufficiently stylized that they cannot be identified as any particular species of fungus: the essence of science seen through an artist’s eyes. Although the project started as a father/son collaboration, it became Tim’s project.
What happens when scientists and artists collide and collaborate? Do the languages of science and art overlap, or do they communicate the same concept in a very different way? Find out with this art exhibition, Science Collides. These works began when artists spent a weekend at Science World at TELUS World of Science hanging out with some scientists at our monthly Meet a Scientist weekend.
Exhibition ends Sunday, October 9
Enhance your Science World experience with an immersive film on the largest OMNIMAX dome screen in the world! At an incredible 5 storeys high and 27 metres in diameter, the theatre boasts a sensational wrap-around digital sound system to put you right in the middle of the action. Check out the film schedule.