100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T1W

Sara Diamond, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design invites you to attend a free lecture by Adam Bly, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Seed Media Group. Bly is the first of three keynote speakers in the 2008–2009 President’s Speaker Series.

At the age of 16, Adam Bly became the youngest researcher at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), where he spent three years studying cell adhesion and cancer. While at the NRC, Bly identified a cultural shift in the making: Science is transforming business, politics, the arts and current affairs unlike ever before; today, science affects every single person on the planet and science literacy is essential to modern society.

“We are on the cusp of a 21st century scientific renaissance marked by accelerated advancement in neuroscience, theoretical physics and genetics, a culture war between science and religion, and the application of science as a tool for social change and economic development,” says Bly. “What is catalyzing this cultural shift, who is leading it, and where are we going from here?”

The President’s Speaker Series continues on February 5 with Lisa Jevbratt, new media artist and Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara, and on March 5 with Marie Battiste, Professor and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) at the University of Saskatchewan and Co-director of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street
www.ocad.ca | 416-977-6000

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

Official Website: http://www.ocad.ca

Added by smulholland on October 15, 2008