PCIGR PhD students Evelyn Freres and Rhy McMillan were selected as top 40 finalists of the RFG 2018 Data Speaks! storytelling competition, which challenged students to reimagine their research with a non-specialist audience in mind.
Evelyn’s original abstract title “Can you really trust your neodymium isotopic ratios?” was revised to “Do you trust your data?” In her video, Evelyn explains that her research aims to discover the limitations to acquiring precise and accurate data, which will in turn help other researchers “understand our planet in the best possible way.”
Rhy’s original abstract title “Splitting Obsidians: Striking a Balance Between Precision, Accuracy, and Preservation with SS-LA-ICP-MS during Obsidian Belonging Provenance Studies” was revised to “Increasing our Confidence in the Interpretation or the Identification of the Geologic Source of Obsidian Belongings Found at Archeological Sites.” In his video, Rhy explains that his research aims to identify where ancient people collected resources from in the landscape and will help to “make interpretations of what we find in the archeological record more reliable.”
Produced by Seequent for the RFG 2018 Data Speaks! competition.
PCIGR Director Dominique Weis and PhD student Rhy McMillan describe the analytical tools they use for their “detective work” to determine the age and source of belongings found at archaeological sites.
Produced for the UBC Indigenous/Science research cluster.
Director Dominique Weis explains PCIGR’s unique collaboration with a beekeeping non-profit. It’s a sweet story about ensuring urban honey is safe for consumption, helping people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and monitoring air quality with the assistance of bees.
Produced by The University of British Columbia Faculty of Science.
Learn more: https://science.ubc.ca/feature/honey
Project Manager Diane Hanano takes us on a tour of the PCIGR’s newest facility, nUBC.
Produced by The University of British Columbia for the Talk and Tour video series.
These short (~1 minute) videos will introduce you to the amazing science and technology currently being developed at PCIGR and the new nUBC facility.
Geochemistry – explores the science and key applications of geochemistry
Cleanroom – describes the features and importance of a clean laboratory
Mass Spectrometer – explains how geochemical samples are analyzed on a mass spectrometer
Above videos were produced by Jiggy Media for PCIGR in collaboration with the Pacific Museum of the Earth, with funding from a Skylight Development grant.