The Great Debate

Join us as we welcome some of the world’s greatest minds in ocean science and space exploration to campus for a fun and engaging debate inspired by the question: “What is the next frontier: space or the ocean?

Dal alumna Kathryn Sullivan (PhD’78), former NASA astronaut, will be joined by test pilot and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Joshua Kutryk and Canadian astrophysicist Christian Marois on the team representing space. Mark Abbott, president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, German marine biologist Antje Boetius and Dal’s own Boris Worm join forces on the ocean side. Well-known author, speaker and TV science broadcaster Jay Ingram of Daily Planet fame will serve as emcee.

Free admission with limited tickets available; registration required.

The Great Debate is currently at capacity. Please add your name to our waitlist and should seats become available, you will be notified via Eventbrite.

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Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue