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Vancouver, BC - Illumination

  • Fox Cabaret 2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5T 3C9 Canada (map)

Join us on April 24th for another live Story Collider show in Vancouver! Come hear five true, personal stories about science. This time on the theme of Illumination

Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Please arrive early for best seats.

Stories by:


Rodrigo Solis received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Mexico in 2006 and spent one semester abroad studying at the University of California Davis. He then went on to earn a Master’s of Sustainable Development at the Technological Institute of Higher Studies Monterrey. He’s currently a 5th year PhD candidate in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in Canada where he studies monarch butterfly conservation. Since 2018, he is been a fellow at the ReNewZoo graduate training program. He recently started a part-time position with eButterfly, an online citizen science platform that tracks butterflies across North America.


Savannah Erasmus is an Indigenous woman from Kikino, Alberta and is a self-described baby comic + storyteller who attempts to use comedy to dissect the colonial stereotypes she has believed her entire life! She is currently living and learning on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Watuth, and Squamish Nations in Vancouver, BC. She has always been a performer and once got detention for being too "dramatic" in middle school. She is happiest on stage. 


Alice Fleerackers is a freelance writer, a researcher at the ScholCommLab, and an editor at Art the Science. With degrees in both psychology and publishing, she is fascinated by the confluence of science and story, and is passionate about bringing research into everyday life. As a journalist, she’s had the pleasure of interviewing media specialists, psychotherapists, anthropologists, and many others on everything from the psychology of cat videos to the “science” of astrology. In her spare time, she rides her bike, dabbles in spoon carving, and—yes—occasionally, reads her horoscope.


Marylee Stephenson's official career and her Ph.D. are in Sociology, but as a birder she has become a fairly accomplished naturalist, published a three-edition guidebook on the National Parks of Canada, and more recently the third edition of her guidebook to the Galapagos Islands—all photos hers.  She maintains a Facebook page showing her frequent forays into the jungles of her condo-stuffed neighbourhood, telling the stories of the bushtits, the eagles, the dilapidated vehicles, and the shelf fungi she sees and photographs along the way. It's all a part of storytelling while living science every day—it's not academic, but it's real, and it's fun.


Jessie Nelson (pronouns they/them) is the founder of KITH+common | community consulting, which specializes in training, business development strategies and community engagement approaches, all from an overarching lens of diversity and inclusion planning and integration. KITH+common was born from and inspired by Jessie’s purpose; to live vulnerably in order to create space for others to be as they are, without shame. Jessie’s lived experience as a person who identifies as gender fluid has provided them a platform to bring important conversations to their community that impact insight, growth, inclusivity, empathy, and ultimately space for all people to come as they are. KITH is the family you choose, and this house is built of KITH.

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