The World Beneath the Waves

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Alice Moulton Room, Gerstein Science Information Centre

9 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M7A 1A5

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In this dynamic, moving event, Sonia will introduce the audience to the vast beauty of the underwater world.

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Attendees will feel motivated and inspired to protect the ocean, and will see the interconnectedness of life.

The event will include a discussion by author and speaker Sonia Faruqi, a Q&A, and a chance to have a copy of The Oyster Thief signed by Sonia. If you own your a copy of The Oyster Thief, you can bring your copy to be signed. The first five (5) attendees to the event will receive a copy of The Oyster Thief!

Sonia Faruqi is the critically acclaimed author of two books, Project Animal Farm and The Oyster Thief. Project Animal Farm traces Sonia’s journey investigating animal farms around the world, toward the aim of benefiting animals, human health, and the environment. The Oyster Thief is the world’s first novel to feature ocean science and highlight themes of ocean conservation. Sonia’s work has been endorsed by Nobel Prize winners and business leaders, and she has spoken in front of thousands of people over the course of 50+ events, including keynotes, at major conferences, churches, festivals, and universities. Sonia lives in Toronto and maintains a website at www.soniafaruqi.com

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Gerstein Science Information Centre (University of Toronto, St George Campus)

9 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M7A 1A5

Alice Moulton Room, 2nd Floor

Nearest subway stop: Queen's Park Station

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Event is open to everyone.

Priority will be given to currently registered University of Toronto students, faculty, staff, and researchers.

Please note that photos will be taken during this event.

Doors open at 5:45pm. Light refreshments (meat and dairy free) will be served.

FAQs:

1. What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

Gerstein Library is at a six minute walk from the Queen’s Park subway station. Once you enter the building, you can take the elevators up to the second floor. Signs will be present to guide you to the event space (the Instruction Lab).

2. What accessibility support is present?

The library has a separate accessible entrance (left of the main entrance, under the blue canopy). Users press the doorbell and may have to identify themselves through the intercom before the door will open. The event venue can be found on the 2nd floor, Instruction Lab where the back row of workstations are accessible by wheelchair.

There are accessible and all-gender washrooms present on: the main floor (near room 1230); 1-below (near accessible entrance) and the 2nd floor.

Any questions? Email scilit.to@utoronto.ca

A special thanks goes to Indigo and Penguin Random House Canada for providing 5 copies of The Oyster Thief.

Proudly supported by Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto Libraries.

This event is part of Science Literacy Week.

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Alice Moulton Room, Gerstein Science Information Centre

9 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M7A 1A5

Canada

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