Jubilee by artist and keynote speaker Liz Ingram is one of the works that will be on display at the Sea Change Colloquium, part of the Verge Conference.

Jubilee by artist and keynote speaker Liz Ingram is one of the works that will be on display at the Sea Change Colloquium, part of the Verge Conference.

Connecting art and science

The 10th annual Verge Conference, hosted by TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture, is taking place Oct. 1 and 2.

An event that connects art and science is coming to Trinity Western University (TWU) next month.

The 10th annual Verge Conference, hosted by TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture, is taking place Oct. 1 and 2.

The conference brings together visual artists, performing artists, poets and scientists who are passionate about a wide range of environmental issues.

Topics include how the arts and environmental science methodologies are complementary or compatible, how science-based research and arts-based research strengthen each other and how environmental scientists and artists share ethical responsibilities.

Keynote speakers are Liz Ingram, professor from the University of Alberta department of art and design, and Tim Lilburn, professor and Governor General’s Award winner from the University of Victoria.

In conjunction with the event, the university is also hosting the Sea Change Colloquium on Oct. 3, featuring presentations and conversations amongst artists, scholars and scientists concerned with ocean change.

The Colloquium will examine how and why global oceans are changing, and how it is connected to global climate change.

It also brings together ocean scientists and artists to talk and to collaborate in research-creation projects.

Both events take place in the music building at TWU, 7600 Glover Rd.

For more, visit http://www.twu.ca/Academics/samc/interdisciplinary/conferences.