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Did You Know That the Yellowstone Caldera Is Going to Erupt with Catastrophic Global Consequences?

The Yellowstone caldera, located in Yellowstone National Park, is one of the world’s largest active volcanic systems and is the locus of activity associated with the Yellowstone Hotspot. The caldera, a large depression in the Earth’s surface, was created due to three massive volcanic eruptions during the past 2.1 million years.

Using data from past eruptions associated with the Yellowstone Hotspot, modern hydrothermal and seismic activity and subsurface imaging, this café will examine questions such as:

  • Is a large eruption at Yellowstone possible in the near future and what impact would this have on Earth?
  • Why is Yellowstone a constant source of global catastrophe conspiracy theories?
  • How can scientists communicate risk effectively without inciting global catastrophe theories when they are unwarranted?

When: Wednesday, November 3 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar. A unique link to this event will be sent upon registration.

A New Generation of Blood Donors: Challenging Inequities in Donor Screening Policies

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) and trans or non-binary individuals are currently subject to blood donation deferral in Canada. Many within these identities view these deferral policies as inequitable.

This café will feature a research project, led by master’s students Katie Baker, Jaya Rastogi and Sebastian Steven, which is investigating the views of Canadian young adults on donor screening practices related to sex/gender and gbMSM donation. The investigation will assess the extent to which these views influence the desire to donate blood in order to inform future health policy.

In order to address these ongoing issues, alternative donor screening questions and increased engagement with these groups are being proposed. Inequities in blood donation continue, however, as a new generation of potential blood donors emerge to support the health care needs of an aging Canadian population.

The diverse views on current donor screening policies and proposed future changes must be investigated to ensure equitable donation continues.

When: Wednesday, November 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar. A unique link to this event will be sent upon registration.

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