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ensorium Centre for Digital Arts & Technology Winter 2022 Lunchtime Seminars. Wednesdays 11:30-12:30

Sensorium Lunchtime Seminar Series (Winter 2022): Dr. Haley Sapers

The Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. This casual series will host a variety of scholarly presentations by both York and visiting researchers who want to interface with our community and share their work.

The sessions take place weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lectures will be virtual until it is safe to gather in-person, at which time it will be a hybrid format, with in-person sessions at Sensorium Loft Space (4th Floor CFA, Room M333) and a virtual stream for those who cannot attend in person.

Due to COVID-19, in-person capacity is limited. Please adhere to York’s COVID regulations, including completion of the YU Screen and wearing a mask.

Dr. Haley Sapers (Astrobiologist & artist/ Research Associate, Planetary Volatile Lab – York University)
February 9, 2022

Dr. Haley Sapers received her PhD as a Canada Vanier Scholar in Planetary Science at Western University where studied the biological implications of impact craters and their potential to preserve biosignatures. Haley was a Human Frontier in Science Program postdoctoral fellow working with the NASA Astrobiology Deep Life node jointly between the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and the NASA Jet propulsion laboratory where she worked with Mars 2020 SHERLOC team, experimenting with deep UV Raman in biological systems. Haley was also involved in studying the structure and architecture of deep subsurface microbial communities 4850’ underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility and in ocean floor methane seeps at the bottom of the Monterey Canyon. Haley is currently a Research Associate in the Planetary Volatile Laboratory at York and a Science team collaborator on MSL where she works with Prof. John Moores testing novel methods of measuring methane to improve our understanding of near-surface atmospheric chemistry on Mars with implications for potential subsurface life. 

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Feb 09 2022


11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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