Posted: January 31, 2018
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WPL is pleased to partner with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science – Canada’s oldest public scientific society. RCIS presents live and online events throughout the year with the goal of creating a scientifically engaged and informed public. 

A special series of 5 talks will be taking place at the Main Library. All talks start at 7:00pm. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, February 13
The Spinning Magnet: The Force that Created the Modern World…and Could Destroy It
Speaker: Award-winning Canadian Science Journalist, Alanna Mitchell
Books will be available for sale thanks to Words Worth Books' pop-up bookstore. A signing will take place after the talk. 
Register online.

Thursday, March 15
Energy Innovations: A Disruptive Force for a Better World?
Speaker: Dr. Jatin Nathwani, University of Waterloo
Register online.

Thursday, April 19
The Chemistry of Physics and Chocolate
Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Marangoni, University of Guelph
Register online.

Thursday, May 17
Topic: STEAM Behind the Scenes
Speaker: Dr. Ashley Rose-Mehlenbacher, University of Waterloo
Register online.

Thursday, June 21
Topic: Better Living Through Good Chemistry
Speaker: Luc Robitaille
Register online.

Learn more about the Royal Canadian Institute for Science at or join in the conversation on Twitter #RCITalks