PUBlic Professor

In support of the growing agenda of community outreach, the Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Office proudly announced the establishment of the PUBlic Professor Series — a monthly, thought provoking series of pub-style talks that brings a range of experts and researchers from across the arts and sciences to the community for a spirited conversation — in June 2014 at Exploration Expo. The series launched in September 2014.

This series builds upon the great success of the Public Professor column, co-edited to Dan Johnson and James Linville, in the Lethbridge Herald. A total of 146 regular Saturday columns were published over 3 years, by faculty describing some aspect of their research.

These talks are built on the style of Café Scientifique that started in the late-20th century as an informal discussion about scientific subjects. They were never intended to be lectures. They provide insight into issues of popular interest to the general public, and in turn provoke questions and encourage an open dialogue.

Please refer to our Talk Dates & Details for a full list of speakers (past, present & future). Talk details for the current year will be finalized in the coming months, so bookmark this page and check back often. Better yet, sign-up for our mailing list and never miss a thing.

Free appetizers and cash bar service will be available each night.

Seating is limited, so be sure to get there early - no RSVP required!

This series will run annually in the months of September, October, November, January, February and March.

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Donate Now | This series is made possible, in part, by the generous support of our sponsors and donations from the community. If you enjoy what we do, and would like to see the series continue, please donate now. Select "PUBlic Professor Series" from the dropdown within the "Your Gift Information" section. Your generous support is appreciated!

For more information, please contact Catharine Reader.