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UBC Vaccine Information Fair
June 26 @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn about how vaccines are made and come to market while having fun. There will be booths with activities for your whole family. And snacks.
In a special keynote talk, Dr. Alyson Kelvin (VIDO) will also provide an overview of her research to develop universal vaccines targeting all coronaviruses and Dr. Katherine J. Wu (The Atlantic) will discuss how complex research is communicated effectively to the public. An expert panel will be present to answer your questions on vaccines.
VISIT THE BOOTHS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE
1:00 – 4:00 pm Booths are open in the West Atrium
Microbes are Everywhere! - Play with a microscope and hunt for microbes in an environmental sample. You’ll see that they really are everywhere!
Pathogen Busting with Let’s Talk Science - Youth will learn how antibodies fight pathogens inside the body, the concept of antibody specificity and how vaccines work.
Life Cycle of Vaccines – Learn about how vaccines are made and come to market. (starting at 2:00 pm)
Screening and Q&A of “Give it Your Best Shot” -This short film produced at BC Children’s Hospital looks at the role of healthcare providers in recommending vaccines and building vaccine confidence among new parents. (starting at 2:00 pm)
Race to Immunity Game - Learn the steps in designing, producing and distributing your own vaccine in a pandemic. Beat another team in a dramatic race against time!
KEYNOTE – DOORS OPEN AT 12:45
1:00 – 2:00 pm LSC 1001 and Zoom. Keynote Addresses with Dr. Alyson Kelvin from VIDO and Dr. Katherine Wu from The Atlantic, followed by an Expert Panel including Dr. Alyson Kelvin, Dr. Katherine Wu, Dr. Yanet Valdez, (Covid19 Resources Canada) and Dr. Manish Sadarangani (BC Children’s Hospital) to answer all your vaccine-related questions.