Quantum Leaps Drawing Near

Quantum Leaps

Thursday, October 20,  4 PM – 8:30 pm

 

An inspiring, interactive and free science and technology event for
girls in grades 10-12.

 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Delia Roberts, PhD, FACSM
The winner of 3 scientific congress awards for outstanding scientific research, Delia Roberts received her doctorate in Medical Science (specialization: Exercise Biochemistry) from the University of Calgary. Dr. Roberts lectured at the University of Calgary and the National Sport Center from 1988-1997, subsequently joining the faculty of Selkirk College as an instructor in the Biology and Kinesiology programs. She received her fellowship from the American College of Sports Medicine in the fall of 2004 and regularly speaks at their meetings.

Dr. Roberts’ thesis research was the cornerstone of the altitude training program used by many of Canada’s top athletes including Olympic medalists and World Champions in Swimming and Speedskating. Her involvement with applied sport science included attending 3 Olympic games, and numerous World Championships in the capacity of team Sport Scientist. She has also been involved in the preparation of athletes in other sports at all levels of competition, and continues this work by providing sport science support to local athletes and members of the community. Her research in this area now focuses on sport nutrition for enhanced performance as well as the use of sensorimotor training for the reduction of knee and back injuries, and class IV laser treatment for tendinosis.

Currently, Dr. Roberts is also bringing her expertise in exercise science to the field of occupational physiology by conducting research into the use of physical training and nutritional education for the reduction of occupational injuries and enhanced workplace productivity. Her training and nutritional programs have been used with great success in multiple industries including forestry, snowsports, aviation, tourism and hospitality, construction, first responders and medicine.

Question & Answer

with a panel of local science and technology professionals.

Hands-On Workshops:

  • Digital Arts
  • Nursing
  • Engineering & Physics
  • Electrical Trades
  • Biology
  • Rural Pre-Medicine
  • Chemistry

Dinner and bus transportation included.

Register Here.