Soapbox Science 2018 Calgary

Soapbox Science is coming to Calgary, Alberta for the first time ever! The University of Calgary is excited to partner with the Calgary Zoo for the event. On Calgary Neighbour Day – Saturday, June 16th from 11am-2pm – women from science will be sharing their knowledge, passion, and love of science with the public. We are hosting experts of renewable energy, biodiversity, organic chemistry, computer science, parasitology, biotechnology, hydrogeology, math, and paleontology. Our researchers are excited to share their work with the public, and we hope you will join us!

Details of the location and timing of the event

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Address: Green space immediately NE of Cequel Energy Lodge, Calgary Zoo

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


This event would not be possible without the generous support of the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Zoo.


Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in a diverse range of science topics:

Dr Constance Finney (@ConstanceFinney), University of Calgary “Your immune system: the ultimate multitasker”

Marissa Clapson, University of Calgary “CO2, green chemistry, and the catalyst connector”

Aprami Jaggi, University of Calgary “The ultimate fate of oil”

Dr Sara Hastings-Simon (@S_HastingsSimon), Pembina Institute “Solar panels in space, hot water heaters in your home, and the electricity grid of the future”

Dr Jessica M. Theodor (@jmtheodor), University of Calgary “How does climate change affect body size, and why were dinosaurs bigger than mammals?

Dr Kristine Bauer, University of Calgary “Math: Fine Purveyors of Truth”

Leanne Wu (@leanne_wu), University of Calgary “A privacy ecosystem: A day in the life of a student”

Dr Jess Vickruck (@jessvickruck), University of Calgary “Beautiful, bedazzled and buzzing: wild bees you can find in your backyard”

Dr Christine Sharp (@christineesharp), University of Calgary “Algae biofuels, the fuel of the future or a fool’s errand?”

Dr Beatriz Molero Sanchez, University of Calgary “Converting green house gases to Useful Products Using Renewable Energy”

Gouri Deshpande (@GouriGinde), University of Calgary “The Awesome Ways Big Data Is Used Today To Change Our World”

Dr Rachel M. Lauer (@rmlauer37), University of Calgary What we do (and don’t) know about the Queen Charlotte fault-hazards and history of the active plate boundary on Canada’s west coast”