This year's Lively Exchange will feature three, short 10 minute talks, one preceding each course of the meal that will spark a lively exchange among you and the guests at your table!
Reception: The Alumni Association Board of Directors will be conducting a brief annual general meeting. The formalities will include acknowledging retiring members and voting in of the new slate of members. You will also have the opportunity to network with the Board members and fellow alumni during the reception.
Salad: Beyond the Drinking Glass: Water Biodiversity and Climate Change with Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser, McMaster's Dept. of Biology
— Biodiversity, or the total of all the different species on earth, is essential for us to persist on earth. Climate change is accelerating extinction of some species and extending the range of others to the detriment of sensitive ones. What is Canada doing to stem this loss?
Main Course: The Main Event: The Origins of Earth with Dr. Ralph Pudritz, McMaster's Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
— Meteorites may have brought building blocks of life to Earth somewhere between 3.7 and 4.5 billion years ago. How is astronomy shaping the origins of life?
Dessert: Sinfully Delicious: The Economics of Bad Behaviour, with Dr. Bridget O'Shaughnessy, McMaster's Dept. of Economics
— Applying economic principles to analyze human behaviour, including criminal behaviour, legal but risky behaviour, and the behaviour of corporate and public sector organizations.
This is a not to be missed event, so get your tickets now
$75 (reception, drink ticket & 3-course meal)