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Come celebrate World Water Day 2023 at the Manitoba Museum with a series of events and activities dedicated to this valuable global resource. Events include an interactive panel of water experts, special showings of Atlas of a Changing Earth Planetarium show, guided tours of our Lake Winnipeg simulator, and live ambient soundscape performances by electronic music artist Ali Khan. A cash bar will also be available.
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Doors open to the Auditorium and Science Gallery; Activities in Science Gallery include: cash bar, guided tours of the Lake Winnipeg simulator and live ambient soundscape performance by Ali Khan
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Interactive presentations and panel of water experts including Q&A in Auditorium
8:00 – 9:30 pm – Activities in Science Gallery resume as above, plus two showings of Atlas of a Changing Earth in the Planetarium at 8:15 pm and 9:00 pm
This event is in partnership with Science First and the GenAction initiative.
Dr. Markus Brinkmann – PhD Associate Professor
School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
Faculty Member, Global Water Futures (GWF) program
Member, Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS)
Markus Brinkmann is a scientist at the University of Saskatchewan studying contaminants in aquatic organisms, including the influence of environmental and physiological factors, results from global change, and translating lab studies into real-life situations. Markus uses an interdisciplinary approach, using toxicology, environmental chemistry, and hydrology, to explore these problems. He earned a PhD at Aachen University in Germany, before becoming a research associate at the Department of Ecosystem Analysis, Institute for Environmental Research, at Aachen University.
In 2018, he became an assistant Professor in Exposure and Risk Assessment Modelling in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also Faculty of the Global Water Futures (GWF) program, and a member of the Toxicology Centre and the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS).
Dr. Scott Higgins – Research Scientist
International Institute Sustainable Development (IISD)-Experimental Lakes Area
Dr. Higgins is a Research Scientist at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), a whole-ecosystem research program based in northwestern Ontario, Canada focused on finding solutions to water-quality problems. He has worked at the Experimental Lakes Area since 2010, first with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and then with the IISD-ELA. His primary research interests focus on algal ecology, aquatic invasive species and the effects of climate change and contaminants on lake ecosystems and he has participated in many large collaborative projects on lake eutrophication, fish productivity, water diversion, climate change, and contaminants. He has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters and is an adjunct professor at several Canadian universities.
Elder Florence Paynter
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM)’s Council of Elders and Speaker Bureau
A Member of the Sandy Bay First Nation Treaty Territory 1 and a Norway House Cree Nation Treaty Territory 5A. Florence is a fourth degree Mide Anishinabekwe and holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Manitoba. Florence speaks Anishinabe fluently and has been involved in many language and cultural initiatives and ceremonies. She helps teach the cultural and spiritual knowledge and traditions of the Anishinabe people. Florence attended residential school and works hard to teach about the history of her people, the legacy of Indian residential schools, and its impact on Indigenous people.
Canadian ambient artist
For World Water Day 2023, Canadian ambient artist Ali Khan brings his music to the Manitoba Museum. Ali integrates nature, electronics, minimalism and deep listening into a sound that invites listeners to slow down and just be. Ali is celebrated internationally for his meditative compositions and flowing approach to sound design on more than 20 album projects, which he releases using the stage name, Yoyu. For this event, Ali has curated a collection of water recordings from friends and field recording artists worldwide, including Bali, Iceland, Australia, UK, USA, Brazil, and more. Pure sounds of water in natural settings – streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans are looped and processed with Ali’s live electronic instrumentation. Through immersive sound, listeners are connected with the beauty of water and the importance of water security for all beings.
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