join us in VICTORIA, B.C. for A Genomics and Society Symposium

Genome British Columbia is excited to invite you to the first Genomics and Society Symposium. Three panels will explore emerging topics across the social and biological sciences through moderated discussions and Q&A with the audience. Specifically, the event will cover opportunities and challenges in the areas of food security and vertical farming, genetic counseling, and environmental DNA. Furthermore, Genome BC held two policy foresight workshops in the fall covering the same topics and the results will be shared and discussed in the event. What is the future of food, genetic counselling, and eDNA? Which are some of the future scenarios in those areas and which are the policy options moving forward? How can BC benefit the most from these technologies? Join us for an event designed to ignite your curiosity and provide networking opportunities.

The event is free and open to everyone.

 

AGENDA

Registration – Coffee and Refreshments10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Food Security and Vertical Farming11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Reception12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Genetic Counsellors1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Environmental DNA2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our panelists

Lenore Newman
Lenore Newman
Director, Food and Agriculture Institute
University of the Fraser Valley
Stefania Pizzirani
Stefania Pizzirani
Associate Professor
University of the Fraser Valley
Bahram Rashti
Bahram Rashti
CEO and Co-Founder
UP Vertical Farms
Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh
Director, BC Centre for Agritech innovation
Simon Fraser University
George Poulakidas
George Poulakidas
Genomics and Society Advisor
Genome British Columbia
Jehannine Austin
Jehannine Austin
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics, Canada Research Chair in Translational Psychiatric Genomics
University of British Columbia
Kennedy Borle
Kennedy Borle
PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Studies
University of British Columbia
Daniel Evans
Daniel Evans
Family Physician
Nathan Michaels
Nathan Michaels
Director of Precision Medicine and Genetic Services
BC Ministry of Health
Anita Charters
Anita Charters
Genomics and Society Advisor
Genome British Columbia
David Castle
David Castle
Professor, Public Administration and Gustavson School of Business, Researcher in Residence, Office of the Chief Science Advisor
University of Victoria
Ethan Edson
Ethan Edson
Founder & CEO
Ocean Diagnostics Inc.
Caren Helbing
Caren Helbing
Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Victoria
Linda Rutledge
Linda Rutledge
Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor, Forestry and Conservation (UBC)
Hakai Institute
Erin DeBruin
Erin DeBruin
Project Manager, Genomics Education for Health Professionals
Genome British Columbia

GETTING TO THE EVENT

WHEN:  
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
11:00 am – 3:00 PM

WHERE:

Sngequ House,
University of Victoria,
Victoria BC V8P 5C2

 

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