All talks begin at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. Before the talk begins, join us in a set of interactive, hands-on activities and scientific demonstrations related to the evening's talk.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Talk: Why We Need To Talk About Poo
Speaker: Dr. Paul Richard
Abstract: We don’t talk about human waste, and as a result we treat them indeed as a waste as opposed to a resource. So they end up polluting when they could in fact become resourceful.
We’ll explore its biology - how they can be a good indicator of health or disease; with a side trip to microbiome concepts, fecal transplants, etc.
What is wrong with our current methods of handling waste, poop, from the bad design of toilets and washrooms, all the way to how current sewage practices pollutes our environment: excess nutrients in our water; fecal coliforms on our beaches, parasites like crypto and toxo in our drinking waters; pharmaceuticals and drugs confusing our fish; plastics in the ocean and our salmon steaks; fatbergs and “flushable” towels plug our sewers.
The take-away: we are a wasteful society. That needs to stop, for our sake and for the planet’s sake, and the first step is to a solution is a realistic dialog.
The KPU-Science World Speaker Series is a partnership developed between KPU and Science World that supports the expansion of science in our communities. Join us for our third season of talks that work to engage, entertain and educate guests with fascinating insights into the world of science.
Places to go nearby approx. 15 minutes away
Bodega on Main
Spanish restaurant serves up sharing plates.More info
Asian-inspired sharing plates such as chicken wings and fried rice.More info
Craft Beer Market
Over 140 beers on tap complement burgers and flatbreads.More info
Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall
Heritage building houses brewpub with dishes like steak frites, black cod, and gnocchi.More info
European bakery specializing in artisan breads and traditional pretzels. Sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, desserts.More info
The Flying Pig
Casual "nouveau Canadian bistro" serves hearty beef and seafood dishes.More info