Jay IngramTwo nights with Jay Ingram

Presented by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

The Science of Alzheimer’s

It is called ‘the plague of the 21st century’ for its dramatic increase in numbers and the challenge it poses to health care. There are no effective treatments, merely a handful of drugs that promise only short-lived alleviation of symptoms.

But as familiar as we are with Alzheimer’s disease among friends and family, there are so many questions: where did it come from? Why weren’t we talking about it even fifty years ago? Do we understand what really is going on in the disease? A hundred years ago Alzheimer identified the key markers of the disease, and we still rely on them today. Maybe it’s time for a rethink. And where will we find treatments – and when?

These are questions that Jay Ingram will address on February 25 and 26 as part of UBC’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre -- 1375 Water St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B4

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts' Mary Irwin Theatre -- 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1

The End of MemoryBooking sales and signing

The UBC Bookstore is please to provide The End of Memory for sale at the event.

The following payments will be accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex, debit, and cash.

About Jay Ingram

Iconic broadcaster Jay Ingram is one of Canada’s best-known and most popular science personalities. Ingram has hosted both the premier radio science program in Canada, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and its TV counterpart, Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet. In 2010, Ingram was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada for a lifetime of service in science communication. He has received several awards for his work, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and honorary degrees from Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster University, King’s College and the University of Alberta.

A prolific author, Ingram has written 12 books, most of which have been best-sellers. His 13th, The End of Memory: A Natural history of Alzheimer’s Disease will be published in January 2015. His books have been translated into 12 languages.

Since 2005, he has been Chair of the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre. He is also co-founder and Chair of the arts and engineering mashup called Beakerhead, which began in September 2013 in Calgary.

Last reviewed shim2/27/2015 10:06:34 AM

inspired. informed. insightful.

Contact

Suann Brown
Community Engagement Strategist

Tel: 250-807-9950
E: suann.brown@ubc.ca