Researchers at UBC Okanagan continue to be intrigued by the body’s reaction to high altitude. From studying Sherpas in the Himalayas to athletes and astronauts, they are seeking answers about how the human body adapts in different altitudes.
UBC is hosting two special presentations next week that will share some of the knowledge gained; and demonstrate the high-calibre scientists, collaborations, and partnerships established during the many different and on-going research projects.
When: Tuesday, July 12 at 4 to 5:30 p.m.
What: Special presentation with visiting NASA researcher
Who: Justin Lawley, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA & National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Where: ART 103, Arts Building, 1147 Research Road, UBC’s Okanagan campus
Justin Lawley, a scientist who studies human adaption to exercise, space and high altitudes has been sharing his knowledge and collaborating with researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus for the past six weeks.
Lawley is a faculty member at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellow of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
During his research, he has participated in a number of parabolic (zero gravity) flights with NASA. During this special event, Lawley will talk about why research at the IEEM on exercise training, astronauts and high altitudes matters to all of us.
This seminar, free and open to the public, is presented by UBC Okanagan’s Centre of Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, and the Faculty of Health and Social Development.
When: Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
What: Special presentation and speaking event with three top researchers
Who: Dr. Luc Teppema, Department of Anesthesiology, Leiden University Medical Centre; Trevor Day, Department of Biology, Mount Royal University; and Gord Binsted, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC
Where: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St., Kelowna
Join us for a storytelling adventure into the history of high altitude mountain sickness and recent experiences while studying human adaption in the Himalayas. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to meet our distinguished guests.
This event, presented by UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, is free and open to the public.