A Scientist's Guide to Neurodiversity

  • Erin Evans, Microbiology and Immunology
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Monday, January 22, 8-9pm
    in the series
    Green College Resident Members' Series
  • One in five people are neurodivergent. For these individuals, thinking, processing and communicating information is inherently different from the majority of people. Neurotypes such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia have long been pathologized and seen as disorders. The coining of the term “neurodiversity” in the 90s provided the framework to understand why these differences in cognition exist. During this talk, you will learn about neurodiversity as a part of human biodiversity and why being neurodivergent can be an asset when harnessed correctly. We will also discuss how education and the workplace can be transformed to support neurodivergent people better and the ways in which these neurotypes can be celebrated.

    Erin Evans is a first year PhD student in Microbiology and Immunology. She was born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand. She has been on a long journey figuring out her autistic brain, and now at 27 is passionate about educating others about neurodiversity and proving that society has room for, and thrives with all forms of neurotypes.







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January 22nd, 2024 from  8:00 PM to  9:00 PM
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