Pint of Science Comes to Regina

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Pint of Science Comes to Regina

30-Jan-2018

In May 2013, scientists in three cities in the UK, inspired by a public tour of their research labs a year earlier, decided to take their research out of the lab and into to the local pub with the goal of engaging the public in research.

They spent three evenings discussing their work over a pint of their favourite, refreshing beverage with people who may have had no idea about the kind of research going on in their very own backyard!

Since its inception, the festival has grown to include events in over 160 cities. The first Canadian events were held in 2016 and this year, Regina is proud to host its very own Pint of Science festival!

The 2018 Pint of Science events in Regina will take place May 14-16 and will be hosted at O’Hanlon’s Irish Pub (1947 Scarth St.; www.ohanlons.ca). Beginning at 6:00pm, each night will see 2 researchers present their work under a common theme. Topics this year include microbiology, food insecurity, and invertebrate zoology.

Speakers include Dr. Jessica Minion (Saskatchewan Health Authority/Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory), Dr. Jordyn Bergsveinson (University of Regina), Dr. Cory Sheffield (Royal Saskatchewan Museum), and more!

More information will be released as we approach the festival. To learn more about Pint of Science and stay updated with the most current information, you can follow the event through the links above.

Special thanks to our RPS Scientists – Dr. Jason Vanstone and Dr. Jennifer St. Onge - for serving as the local coordinators for Pint of Science. RPS is excited to be able to bring this event to Regina and we look forward to seeing you there!