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IsoSiM Summer School

The summer school on "Climate Change" will be held in British Columbia, Canada, August 27 - September 1, 2017. It is targeted at masters students, doctoral students, and early career postdocs working with radioisotopes in different areas of research.

Summer school speakers:

Walter Kutschera, University of Vienna, Austria
"The waxing and waning of Alpine glaciers - a sensitive climate proxy throughout the Holocene"

Maite Maldonado, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Introduction to Climate Change"

Dominique Weis, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Geochemical fingerprinting in the environment"

Alison Shaw, Lorax Environmental Ltd. Canada
"Climate Change: its impact on BC industries and our ability to assess environmental risk"

Jay Cullen, University of Victoria, Canada
"The Fukushima nuclear disaster: Learning about public science and risk communication"

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Professional skills development workshop

This year's professional skills development workshop will feature two sessions: "Making the most of your presentation" and "Persuading other people", both facilitated by Jean-luc Doumont. 

An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering, PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, and lead author of the Nature's series of English Communication for ScientistsJean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Jean-luc Doumont is a popular invited speaker worldwide, in particular at international scientific conferences, research laboratories, and top-ranked universities. 

Summer school venue

Lectures: Poets Cove Resort & Spa - August 27 - 31, 2017

The IsoSiM Summer School will begin at Poets Cove on Pender Island. Poet's Cove is a resort in the Southern Gulf Islands. It is a short ferry, boat, or seaplane ride away from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. IsoSiM organized a transport from TRIUMF to Pender Island on Sunday, August 27. at 5:30pm. Meeting point: MOB at TRIUMF.

9801 Spalding Road
Pender Island, British Columbia  V0N 2M3  


Team projects: TRIUMF and UBC - September 1, 2017

On September 1, 2017,  the team projects will take place at TRIUMF and University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Team projects:
1. "Determination of phytoplankton productivity & adaptations to light intensity changes", Maite Maldonado, Earth, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, UBC
2. "Pre-clinical imaging using VETCor", Cristina Rodriguez-Rodriguez, UBC Center for Comparative Medicine
3. TBA, Ania Kwiatkowski, TITAN, TRIUMF.


Summer school costs

The approximate cost of the summer school is $700 CAD. This includes accommodation and full board during the summer school. The official cost of the summer school will be updated when finalized.


Organizing committee

Reiner Kr├╝cken (IsoSiM Program Director, TRIUMF / University of British Columbia, Canada)
Iris Dillmann (IsoSiM Scientific Coordinator, TRIUMF / University of Victoria, Canada)
Monika Stachura (IsoSiM Program Coordinator, TRIUMF, Canada)

Earlier Event: December 1
Team Project Presentation
Later Event: January 30
IsoSiM Seminar