What: Nobel Night: a panel discussion about the 2021 Nobel Prize winners
Who: Distinguished UBC researchers, local CBC Radio One host Chris Walker
When: Thursday, December 9, from 7 to 8:30 pm
Venue: Online virtual event
Imagine knowing how people sense temperature and touch. Imagine understanding natural experiments to help answer societal questions. Imagine an environmentally friendly method to make chemical reactions more efficient.
Imagine no more. The 2021 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for these discoveries and achievements. And as is tradition at UBC Okanagan, those achievements will be deciphered at the ninth annual Nobel Night presentation.
This year, the panel includes distinguished UBC professors and a CBC media expert. Together they will interpret the Nobel Prizewinning work of the 2021 laureates who have forever changed the world. The evening begins with opening remarks from UBCO’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr. Lesley Cormack and will be emceed by Dr. Jennifer Jakobi a professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences and chair for NSERC’s Women in Science and Engineering Program, BC /Yukon region.
- Stephen McNeil, associate professor of chemistry, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science will discuss the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Olusegun Oyedele, associate professor of teaching, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine will discuss the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
- Chris Walker, CBC Radio Daybreak South host will talk about the Nobel Peace Prize
- Jennifer Gustar, associate professor of English and culture studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will talk about the Nobel Prize in Literature
- Ross Hickey, associate professor of economics, Faculty of Management and Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will discuss the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Nobel Night is a free, virtual presentation open to the community that wraps up with a public question and answer session. To learn more and to register visit: events.ok.ubc.ca/event/ubc-okanagan-nobel-night-2021