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Let’s Talk Science at UBC is hosting a one day high-school science symposium on the topic of Bio-Engineering filled with a keynote speaker, workshops and a question and answer panel. We hope to engage young students grades 9-12 about Bio-Engineering in research and in practical applications of Bio-Engineering in our daily lives.

Event Details

Event Location: UBC Point Grey Campus

Event Date: May 27th, 2016

Time: 8am - 4pm

Keynote Speaker - Marianne Black

Marianne BlackMarianne Black is a PhD Candidate at Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering and Co-Founder and Advisor of Arbutus Medical, a Vancouver start-up creating medical devices for low and middle income countries. Marianne completed her undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at The University of British Columbia where she built robots and found a passion for quantum mechanics and orthopaedic biomechanics. Marianne stayed to complete her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, where she was an Engineers in Scrubs fellow and worked directly with Orthopaedic Surgeons to design a surgical drill for use in low-resource hospitals. Marianne and her co-founders took this design and created their own company, Arbutus Medical. Marianne was chosen as one of BC Business Magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2015 for her work co-founding Arbutus Medical.


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