Last Friday (April 29, 2022), I highlighted one of the local (Vancouver, Canada) university’s (Simon Fraser University [SFU]) May 7, 2022 Science Rendezvous festival activities and the federal government’s Science Odyssey programme running from May 7 – 22, 2022.
Now it’s UBC’s turn, from a May 4, 2022 media advisory (received via email),
Get hands-on with science, ice cream and air cannons at UBC Science Rendezvous
Event: Join UBC for Science Rendezvous, a free festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets, on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Festival-goers of all ages will get a chance to meet with world-class researchers and innovators, participate in hands-on experiments and see amazing scientific demonstrations.
Please note, in accordance with UBC campus rules, masks or face coverings are required in public indoor spaces.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. [PDT]
You can find more details at UBC’s Science Rendezvous 2022 webpage (scroll down to find this year’s events; they seem to have recycled their 2021 promotional video). Here’s a sample of the 2022 events,
Pacific Museum of Earth
Get hands on with a table of touchable fossils. There will also be tours of the new Hominin Hall and guided tours of the new Walk Through Time exhibit at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.
- Location: Pacific Museum of Earth
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Visit Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton. The Museum is running its regular daily programming schedule and is open by donation.
- Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with UBC Chemistry
|11:00||Fun with Colours||Chemistry B150|
|11:30||Fun with Materials||Chemistry B250|
|Noon||Fun with Fuels||Chemistry B150|
|12:30||Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream||Between Chemistry B and D wings, weather permitting|
|1:00||Fun with Colours||Chemistry B150|
|1:30||Fun with Materials||Chemistry B250|
- Location: Chemistry B Block
Fun with Robots
UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is on a mission to provide youth with the opportunity to investigate engineering, science and technology in a fun, educational and safe environment.
- Location: Earth Sciences Building lobby throughout the day
Create Your Own Gut
Make a piece of art with Microbiology and Immunology that lets you “create your own gut” by decorating it with specific microbes based on your lifestyle.
- Location: Outside the Beaty Museum throughout the day
Extract DNA from strawberries
The UBC Social Exposome Research Cluster aims to understand the biological mechanisms by which social factors get ‘under the skin’ to influence health. Join us for fun-filled STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] demonstrations, interactive activities and the premiere screening of a video at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. showing how early life factors influence future health outcomes.
- Location: Michael Smith Building, Room 101
Microbes and Human Health
The Tropini lab investigates the connection between gut microbes and human health, common factors that impact bacteria in our gut, and how these changes may contribute to digestive disorders.
- Location: Earth Sciences Building, Room 1013
3D Coral Project
- Location: Earth Sciences Building, Room 1012
How Birds Move
How birds use visual motion to maneuver, feed and avoid collisions in flight.
- Location: Michael Smith Building, Room 102
The locations are close together. Museums are open by donation. In accordance with UBC’s campus rules, masks or face coverings are required in public indoor spaces. [Go to UBC’s Science Rendezvous 2022 webpage for campus map and links to more detailed maps.]
*Blog head changed on May 6, 2022 at 1610 PDT from “University of British Columbia (UBC) and Canada’s Science Rendezvous and Science Odyssey events in May 2022” to the more accurate “University of British Columbia (UBC) and Canada’s Science Rendezvous is part of Science Odyssey in May 2022”