Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Presented with UBC Connects

Join us as award-winning broadcaster and author Ziya Tong discusses her book The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World, revealing a hidden world by taking us on a journey to examine some of humanity’s biggest blind spots.

NOV 4, 11am-12pm
JACK POOLE HALL, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
FREE, registration required

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Ziya will speak about how significant parts of our global food, energy and waste systems are purposely hidden. There are cameras everywhere, she reminds us, except where our food comes from, where our energy comes from, and where our waste goes. Yet science, and the curiosity that drives it, can help civilization flourish when we understand that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

This vitally important new book shows how science, and the curiosity that drives it, can help civilization flourish by opening our eyes to the landscape laid out before us. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating, and deeply humane, The Reality Bubble gives voice to the sense we've all had – that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

This student focused event will include readings from the book, followed by a short question and answer session, and book signing!

Filled with entertaining, often surprising, information, The Reality Bubble reveals how science enables us to “see” beyond the constraints of our physical and psychic barriers and recognize the consequences. Ziya Tong’s book should be required reading for all who care about what we are doing to the planet.” — David Suzuki

More About Ziya Tong

Award-winning broadcaster Ziya Tong anchored Daily Planet, Discovery Channel’s flagship science program, until its final season in 2018. Tong also hosted the CBC’s Emmy-nominated series ZeD, PBS’s national prime-time series, Wired Science, and worked as a correspondent for NOVA scienceNOW alongside Neil deGrasse Tyson on PBS.