Upcoming guest speakers:

November 15th 2018: Bill Nye in Winnipeg - Details & tickets coming soon.


May 7th 2019:  Dr. Michio Kaku 


October 2019:   Neil deGrasse Tyson


Past Events:

July 11th, 2018:   Lake Winnipeg Watershed - Science & Policy Update

On July 11th politicians and scientists will be presenting current updates on the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Topics will include micro-plastics, invasive species, hog barns and where federal funding is headed for lake cleanup & water research. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q & A. This is a great chance to talk directly to a MP who is managing the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative alongside talented local scientists researching our watershed.

Guest speakers & panelists:

Terry Duguid
MP - Winnipeg South
Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

Rob Altemeyer
MLA – Wolseley
Official Critic for the Environment & Green Jobs

Sarah Warrack
Master's Student - University of Manitoba
Microplastics in Lake Winnipeg

David Lobb

Professor of Landscape Ecology

Deptartment of Soil Science, University of Manitoba

Vicki Burns

Director - Save Lake Winnipeg
H2O: Ideas & Action for Canada's Water

*Registration Required*
$10 to attend for the general public.
Free for Science First members.
Register by sending us an email: [email protected]
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/223591435090886/

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May 16th, 2018: Investing Our Future - Electric Vehicles & Divesting From Fossil Fuels

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This evening will feature three guest speakers discussing various facets of the electric vehicle industry. Presentations will cover the consumer market, technology trends and where Manitoba is headed with adopting electric vehicles.
Cars, buses, trucks and vehicles of all kinds are being electrified. Come learn about the infrastructure needed to support this move away from fossil fuels.


Email us at [email protected] to register for this event.
FREE for Science First members, $10 for the general public.
Venue: Winnipeg Free Press Cafe - 237 McDermot Ave
Time: 7pm - 9pm

Guest Speakers:

Paul Edmond - President
Edmond Financial Group

Robert Elms - President
Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA)

Nazim Cicek - PhD, PEng, Professor
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Engineering

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April 14th 2018: March For Science - Manitoba Legislature

Event time: 1pm - 2pm

Featured speaker:  Prof. Samar Safi-Harb, Canada Research Chair in Supernova (Remnants) Astrophysics, in the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg,

Additional Speakers:

Candi Bezte - Manitoba Eco Network
Manager @ Water Caucus Manitoba

Curt Hull - Manitoba Eco Network
Project Manager @ Climate Change Connection

Harvey Zahn - U of M Faculty Advisor and Humanist
Teacher, Outdoor Recreational Advocate

Nathan Zahn - Science First
Professional Campaigner / Organizer



April 22nd, 2017: March For Science (Rally & guest speakers)
Location: Manitoba Legislature
Time: 1pm - 2pm

Cost: Free
Facebook Event Page:  March For Science (Rally + Guest Speakers)
Guest speakers:
Michael Paterson -Senior Research Scientist, IISD-ELA
Andrew Park - Associate Professor of Biology, University of Winnipeg
Mark Belmonte - Associate Professor - Department of Biological Sciences, U of M
Deirdre Khan - Master of Science, Botany/Plant Biology,  University of Manitoba

*Sponsored by University of Manitoba - The Faculty of Science

Thursday, November 24th 2016 

Guest Speaker: 

Dr. Michael Rennie  

Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries
Research Fellow, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rennie’s research interests focus on understanding the role of ecosystem change (e.g., climate change, commercial and recreational fishing, species invasions) on the aquatic community structure and energetics, and understanding how behavioural and life history variation in of aquatic organisms drives population and ecosystem-level processes. His research articles have been published in a variety of scientific journals, and he has been a lecturer and adjunct professor at several Canadian universities.

Location: The Fort Garry Hotel - Club room

Time: 7pm - 9pm



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March 22nd, 2016:


Past guest speakers: 

(With Boreal Forest Network)

Maude Barlow - Council of Canadians

David Schindler - Faculty of Science - University of Alberta

Dr. Diane Orihel - Save ELA