Dr. Emily Cranston
Professor & UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Forest Bio-products, Departments of Wood Science and Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of BC

Dr. Cranston is a leading innovator and scholar at UBC. With her research group, she investigates nanocellulose and hybrid bio-based materials that can be used in a broad range of applications including packaging, electrical components, and cosmetics to replace non-renewable resources. Among her multiple honours, she is an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow, and a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Cranston has received two Tappi NanoDivision Technical awards from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, and the LeSuer Award from the Society of Chemical Industries of Canada. She was the first Canadian to give a Kavli Lecture at an American Chemistry Society meeting in 2018.

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NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ORIGIN OF BREAST CANCER

Dr. Steven Narod leads an internationally renowned research program in cancer genetics, greatly enhancing our understanding of the factors that shape women’s risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. He and his team advocate for genetic testing for women who do not have access to current public programs, and they recently launched The Screen Project, a national initiative to make genetic screening available to all Canadians at an accessible price.

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A PERFORMANCE BY SINGERS FROM THE UBC OPERA ENSEMBLE, LED BY NANCY HERMISTON

Note: To be held in the Old Auditorium at UBC. Professor Nancy Hermiston is a distinguished opera singer, stage director and educator. Her operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She has held numerous appointments as a voice teacher, and as stage director at the Meistersinger Konservatorium, Nürnberg, and the University of Toronto Opera and Performance Divisions.