“The Wayfinders of Genomic Wisdom”

Genome BC was thrilled to present Wade Davis as the speaker at the 2023 Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address. In a world where cultures are often seen through a narrow lens, anthropologist Wade Davis invites us on a profound journey to explore the intricate connections between genomics, culture and the environment.  

Discover how genomic science unveils the profound truth that we are all connected by the same genetic cloth. Davis reveals the consequences of a conqueror's worldview that led to species extinctions and climate change. He argues that Indigenous perspectives combined with genomic insights can revolutionize conservation, restore ecological balance, mend cultural divisions and provide the antidote to heal our ailing world.