Undistinguished Lecture Series

What is this thing?

The ULS is an opportunity for students/faculty to present on non-academic topics of interest to them. We meet on Thursdays at 4:30pm, currently via Google Meet.

This speaker series gives people a chance to get to know each other on a more personal level, and allows for some public speaking practice with less pressure than a research talk.

Is there a mailing list or something?

Yes! You can subscribe to the ULS mailing list on mailman for approximately-weekly announcements.

That sounds awesome, can I give a talk?

Yes! Email james.wright@ualberta.ca to get onto the schedule.

Talk schedule

Date Title Speaker
Mar 17, 2022 Surprises from Puzzle Video Games Justin Stevens
Mar 10, 2022 The History of the English Language and/or Video Games Dawn McKnight
Feb 17, 2022 Decentralized Finance Amir Salimi
Feb 10, 2022 The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Metal Zaheen Ahmad
Feb 3, 2022 Bernarr Macfadden: bodybuilder, eccentric bodybuilder and cult leader Revan MacQueen
Jan 27, 2022 Memory Formation in the Brain Esra’a Saleh
Jan 20, 2022 Japanese Ramen Daniel Chui
Jan 13, 2022 Making Your Own Bread Eric Graves
Dec 2, 2021 Japanese Jui-Jitsu Zaheen Ahmad
Nov 25, 2021 Backcountry Camping Liam Peet-Pare