Calgary, AB: The Science of Second Chances

Regrettably, this event has reached full capacity. To be added to the waitlist, kindly complete the registration process.

Connect with esteemed U of T alumni and friends in Calgary

Lectures & Workshops
Global Events
U of T Where You Are
  • Reception & Presentation
  • Q & A Session

This event is sold out. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences. To be added to the waitlist, kindly complete the registration process. Thank you. 

Barbara Dick

Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations
University of Toronto

cordially invites you to a dinner reception for University of Toronto alumni and friends, featuring a special presentation:

The Science of Second Chances


Professor Phil Heron
Assistant Professor, Environmental Geophysics
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough

How do we teach students who have low confidence in themselves but also low confidence in the education system? How can we create a classroom dynamic that fosters growth but also accepts failure as pivotal in any journey?

In this talk, Prof Phil Heron will discuss Think Like A Scientist, a science outreach program designed to provide accessible and inclusive education but also training in critical thinking. Despite Think Like A Scientist mainly running in prisons around the world, its guiding principles are applicable to most workplaces where colleagues face visible (and invisible) barriers to personal and professional growth.  

Prof. Phil HeronPhil Heron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough, where he leads the Environmental Geophysics group. Alongside his geoscience research and teaching, Phil also studies effective science communication as a research topic. In 2017, Prof Heron founded Think Like A Scientist – a science outreach course dedicated to accessible and inclusive education. Think Like A Scientist was the first science outreach program in the English, Canadian, and Australian prison system, and has gained a number of plaudits, including winning two international outreach awards and being showcased in UK Parliament as an example of teaching excellence.

Have questions about this event?

Contact Anna Kadir at

Alumni gathered together in a lecture

This event is part of

Lectures & Workshops 

The University of Toronto is full of brilliant minds engaging with ideas that are transforming our world. Be part of this community of discovery.

Map of the world.

This event is part of

Global Events 

Bring the University of Toronto wherever you are, find global events and connect with alumni around the world. 

Alumni sitting on a lecture hall smiling

This event is part of

U of T Where You Are 

U of T’s popular lecture series comes to where you live and work, in cities around the world. Stay informed, get inspired!

Don't miss out!

Update your contact information to be the first to know about exclusive offers. This makes it easy to tell us when your email has changed.

Update my information

Special discounts

Did you know that U of T alumni get deep discounts on attractions, sporting events, car rentals and more? Sign up today.

Sign up