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Nerd Nite v35: Chemistry, Ratios, and Coral Reefs


Greetings nerdlings, Kaylee is still in Sri Lanka escaping giant spiders and other death traps, but local DJ impresario and bon vivant Trevor Risk is stepping up to not only co-host with Michael this month, but also DJ the night. If you were at last Nerd Nite you learned about the history of Nerd Nite speaker gender ratios and how it's at 48% female even though the population of Vancouver is 51% female, so this month we have three amazing female nerds to nerd out with us, including one that is going to talk about ratios. So come with a nerd friend, or come solo and meet new nerd friends, we need you!

This Month We Feature:

1. Chantal Mustoe: Chemistry

Chantal is a PhD student at UBC in the Department of Chemistry. She loves chemistry, spectroscopy, and animals. Also the ScienceBorealis ChemEditor and partof the GenomeBC and UBCLTS outreach teams. Occasionally found chlorinated in a local pool.

2. Lisa Christiansen: Ratios

Lisa is the On the Coast traffic and music reporter on CBC Radio One Vancouver. She is a former Polaris Music Prize grand juror and host of CBC Radio 3's Appetite for Distraction. She is the co-host of the podcast Pop This: Lover of bad pop and good metal.

3. Lily Haines: Coral Reefs

Lily is an ocean lover and coral reef enthusiast, a MSc Candidate at Simon Fraser University, and former journalist at the Barents Observer

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