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May 09, 2018 6:30 pm
May 09, 2018 9:00 pm
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Burnaby Public Library
SFU Faculty of Science
1st Floor Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown, Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

SFU Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a series of informal discussions connecting research to important issues of interest to the community. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while engaging with cutting-edge, award-winning researchers from Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Science.

On May 9, 2018, the Faculty of Science, in collaboration with the Burnaby Festival of Learning, will be hosting a Café Scientifique session at the Burnaby Public Library.

May 9th speakers and topics include:

“Statistics in Sports”
with Dr. Tim Swartz
Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

The prominence of sport in society and the increasing availability of sport-related data provide new opportunities to carry out sports analytics research. Computational statistician Tim Swartz will address how he has used analytics in dance, soccer, hockey and baseball.

“Early Life Origins of Health”
with Dr. Julian Christians
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Health research has traditionally focused on how genetics, current environment and lifestyle influence the risk of disease. However, Julian Christians will highlight how early life environment, and even the preconception environment of the parents, can affect adult health as much as genetics, adult environment and behaviour.

“Healthy Aging”
with Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Angela Brooks-Wilson studies the health and lifestyles of 700 exceptionally healthy “super seniors”. This group, aged 85 and over, has never been diagnosed with the five biggest killer diseases (cancer, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or major lung disease). Find out what these seniors have in common and how you can be involved in the study.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1st Floor Program Room
Bob Prittie Metrotown
Burnaby Public Library
6:30 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6 pm)

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