Games Institute-CBB Research Speed-dating & BBQ

Thursday, June 29, 2023 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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Research Speed-Dating and BBQ

CBB and GI members are invited to a Games Institute – Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology Research Speed Dating event. The Research Speed Dating will allow members from both institutions to interact and learn more about interdisciplinary research projects as well as research they can potentially implement in their own work. It is an opportunity to meet and chat with other GI and CBB members about their work as well as enjoy a delicious BBQ afterwards.

Name tags: 

At the start of the event, everyone will be provided with a name tag with your name and three words that best describe your research/specialty, as noted in the registration form. This will give your fellow members an idea of what to expect in the few minutes that you will be presenting your work to them.

Talking about your work: 

There will be two rows of chairs facing each other. Once everyone is seated, a prompt will be given to the group to guide the discussion and we will start the timer indicating that everyone sitting on the right side now has 1 minute and 30 seconds to answer the prompt to the person sitting across from them. Once the timer goes off, the left side will now also be able to answer the prompt to the right side. Once the left side time is up, the right side will shift one seat and we will start again. Every round, you will be provided with a new prompt to answer.

Please note that the Research Speed Dating will be held in the Games Institute Collaboration Space (EC1-1323) and the BBQ will be held outside the GI. If you found someone’s research particularly interesting, you can ask them questions during the BBQ. The GI space will remain open throughout the BBQ to provide an indoor space.


Speed Dating is restricted to Faculty only. An invitation to the event will be sent by email to all those elligible to attend. Student researchers are invited to the BBQ portion of the event. Please share this invitation with your group members.

The registration form has been sent to CBB and GI members by email. Register before June 19.