Speaker: Professor Maya Tolstoy, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University in New York

Dr. Tolstoy is a prolific researcher. Her findings have been published in distinguished peer-reviewed scientific publications, such as Science and Nature magazines.

She has led numerous research expeditions at sea, and was part of the largest community marine seismology experiment to date: The Cascadia Initiative. Dr. Tolstoy is the recipient of the Wings Worldquest Sea Award honouring women in exploration, and was a finalist for NASA’s Astronaut selection. Dr. Tolstoy serves on the National Academy standing Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics, and was honoured by the American Geophysical Union as the Birch Lecturer in 2016. She worked with Canadian filmmaker James Cameron on the IMAX documentary Aliens of the Deep.