In our opinion, there has never been a better time to be a Nerd! Nerd Nite is an event which is currently held in over 60 cities worldwide! The formula for each Nerd Nite is pretty standard – 20 minute presentations from three presenters each night, in a laid-back environment with lots to learn, and lots to drink!

Embrace your inner nerd and come out and join us for great talks, great drinks and a great time!

About your Nerd Nite Vancouver Co-Bosses:

Kayleekaylee byers

Kaylee is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. With an interest in host-pa rasite relationships, Kaylee’s research involves trapping rats in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (which she affectionately terms “rat safaris”). Her research contributes to the ongoing Vancouver Rat Project and was featured in the CBC documentary “Keeping Canada Safe” and in the Science Publication “Nautilus“. Kaylee completed her MSc in 2013 at the University of Alberta studying the feather mites of birds, and has contributed to Dan Savage’s “Savage Love Blog, discussing the bizarre sexual characteristics of feather mites. Kaylee has a keen interest in outreach initiatives and is  founding member of SciCATS.

Contact Kaylee at @kaylee_byers on twitter or via her website kayleebyers.com 

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Michael is currently the Programs Coordinator at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also the co-founder of Nerd Nite Vancouver which is a bar lecture series, which brings a casual learning experience to an environment outside of academic and traditional learning environments. He curates the talks with his co-boss Kaylee Byers to co-host and create the vibe of a fun learning environment in the bar. He is also currently managing Sci-CATs (Science Communication Action Team). Founded by Dr. Jennifer Gardy, they are now a team of science communicators that have created open source teaching modules that span a range of science communication topics. He also rounds out the rest of his free time devoted to being on the board of directors for the CSDC (Canadian Satellite Design Challenge).

 

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As the “Co-Bosses” of Nerd Nite Vancouver, Kaylee, and Michael are excited to meet fellow nerds in the Vancouver area over stimulating conversation and delicious drink.