Nerd Nite #50 is happening at WURST on February 20th:

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Doors open at 6:00pm, talks start at 7:00pm)
Where: WURST (2437 4 St SW)
Tickets: $10 plus fees – tickets

This is an 18+ event.


Presentation # 1:

How to Make Biofuels (even more) Sustainable

Cameron Young, P.Eng. MSc

Based on his MSc capstone project, this presentation will examine advanced biofuels, why they are an improvement over traditional biofuels, and what part biofuels can play in Canada’s energy future.


Cameron is a chemical engineer who has recently completed a MSc in Sustainable Energy Development. He is working as an energy systems analyst.


Presentation # 2:

Information Pollution, Fake News, and Digital Literacy

Dr. Erika Smith, Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University

Disinformation is a widespread problem in Canada and around the world, with research showing it as a growing challenge for our information-based society. What can we do in our own lives, and across our education systems, to help address the problem of fake news?



Erika Smith promotes the development of educators and learners in higher education. She researches and teaches about social media and digital literacies in formal and informal contexts.

Presentation # 3:

This nerd will blow your nerdy mind!