Speakers and Activities

Check-in at KC Irving Environmental Science Centre (KCIC)

8:30 am Arrival and Check-in Begins [KCIC]
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am The Future of Treatment for Brain Disorders: Virtual Reality, Game Apps, and Brain Mapping
Dr. Anne Sophie Champod, Psychology
10:00 am Morning Break
10:15 am Delicious 3D Printing [KCIC]
Dr. Matthew McSweeney, Nutrition & Dietetics
11:00 am Break into groups, move to Activity 1 location
11:15 am Activity 1
11:45 am Move to Activity 2
11:50 am Activity 2
12:20 pm Move to Meal Hall
12:30 pm Lunch [Wheelock Dining Hall]
1:20 pm Move to Activity 3
1:30 pm Activity 3
2:00 pm Move to Activity 4
2:05 pm Activity 4
2:35 pm Move back to KCIC, afternoon break
3:00 pm Pseudoscience
Dr. Matthew Lukeman, Chemistry
3:45 pm Wrap-up and evaluations
4:00 pm Departure from KCIC
Optional campus tour

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF TREATMENT FOR BRAIN DISORDERS: VIRTUAL REALITY, GAME APPS, AND BRAIN MAPPING
DR. ANNE SOPHIE CHAMPOD, PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Champod will take us on a journey into the not-too distant future as she explores the field of neuropsychology and the development of technologies used for the assessment and treatment of brain disorders. We’ll discuss applications including the use of virtual reality and game apps to treat cognitive problems following brain injuries and the development of neuroimaging tools to guide neurosurgeries.

DELICIOUS 3D PRINTING
DR. MATTHEW MCSWEENEY, NUTRITION & DIETETICS
3D printing is an emerging technology, and its use in the creation of new food products is still largely experimental. 3D printing technology represents a completely new paradigm for the development and production of food and ingredients, and it holds significant potential for solutions to global food challenges. We’ll discuss the different applications of 3D food printing and how it can be used to produce nutritionally beneficial food products.

PSEUDOSCIENCE
DR. MATTHEW LUKEMAN, CHEMISTRY

It’s time to sort fake news from fact. Every day, we see ads, blogs, and social media about looking younger, being healthier, avoiding foods and toxic chemicals, and the “risks” of vaccination. Who can we trust? We’ll examine several of these claims and attempt to look through the messaging to see what the best scientific evidence tells us. We’ll explore the motives of the people who make these claims, the best places to look for solid information, and which sources we should avoid.

Activities

Students will be assigned in one of four groups, and participate in all four activities in turn.

INSIDE THE mLAB
DR. SCOTT LANDRY, KINESIOLOGY
Step into Acadia’s motion capture lab, where we’ll demonstrate high-tech equipment used to help enhance athletic performance and prevent sporting injuries.

Activities 2, 3, and 4 TBA!