SFU Cafe Scientifique

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SFU Cafe 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.


This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limiited, so register now to ensure you have a spot. 
Registration starts at 6PM

Register by Email

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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This event is FREE to attend. Seats are limiited, register now to ensure you have a spot by emailing cafesci@sfu.ca

SFU Cafe Scientifique

1st Floor Program Room, Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown Branch
6100 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N5