Scientists share knowledge during free lecture series

NANAIMO – Air quality monitoring subject of this week's discussion.

Everything from astronomy, to glaciation, to human nutritional needs will be discussed by expert scientists during Vancouver Island University’s free science and technology lecture series.

Each lecture is delivered by a local scientist or visiting scientist from as far away as Prince Edward Island.

“There’s a topic to suit almost every interest and you don’t have to have a scientific background to enjoy these talks,” said Wendy Simms, co-organizer. “The lectures are aimed at a general audience including community members, students and educators.”

On Wednesday (Jan. 29), a talk by Dr. Julie Saxton from the Planning, Policy and Environment Department of Metro Vancouver, will explore air quality monitoring in the Lower Fraser Valley. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session.

The series runs from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings in Building 356, Room 109.

For a complete schedule of topics, please visit

Nanaimo News Bulletin