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Public invited to trio of UBC talks over next three weeks

November 22, 2013 - 9:49 AM

How does what you do online shape your online identity? That's the topic of next Tuesday night's free public talk presented in Kelowna by UBC -- the first of three compelling talks presented by UBC over the next three weeks. The impact of Nobel Prize-winning ideas in medicine, and the ideas behind this year's Nobel Prizes follow on Dec. 2 and 10 respectively.

Online identities: Nov. 26

Next Tuesday, Nov. 26 (7 p.m., Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna) UBC visiting speaker Russell W. Belk discusses just how the internet affects who we are online: our “extended self.” A consumer behaviour and marketing expert, Belk believes our identities are heavily shaped by online activities, whether we’re posting photos on Instagram or rating movies on Rotten Tomatoes.

Belk’s free public talk is part of the Visiting Speaker Series presented by UBC’s Faculty of Management. Pre-register at

Successes, failures of medicine through the ages: Dec. 2

On Monday, Dec. 2, (7 p.m., Rotary Centre for the Arts) Professor Daniel Green from the University of Western Australia considers 400 years of medical science and patterns emerging from Nobel Prize-winning studies to address the questions: Where do paradigm-shifting ideas come from and where should we look next?

Presented by UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, A Brief History of Big Ideas in Medical Science is free and open to all. Pre-register at

Nobel Night: Dec. 10

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, (7 p.m., Engineering, Management and Education building lecture theatre EME0050, UBC Okanagan) a panel of UBC professors will discuss five of this year’s Nobel Prize winners. The panel will explain the what, how, and the why of the Nobel laureates' work, in an event geared to all ages and backgrounds. Pre-register at

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