Come join us for a presentation on technology-enabled learning from RaceRocks 3D—a company that uses virtual reality to train aerospace and marine industry staff. This will be followed by Dr. Trefor Bazett’s timely presentation on the mathematical modelling of the spread of epidemics. Following these presentations we’ll have our Branch AGM.
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of RaceRocks 3D
Technology Enabled Learning Solutions RaceRock 3D’s presentation will introduce the company, provide an overview of their work and examples of some of their technology enabled learning solutions. He’ll touch on how the solutions benefited the users and helped to solve real-world problems and how it can be applied for different uses. Their technology enabled learning and data analytics for aerospace and defence create immersive experiences and powerful insights. RaceRocks provides traditional, eLearning, virtual reality, story and game-based training development, and provides methods to manage big data analytics for critical decision making. RaceRocks has worked in aerospace and defence, including the Royal Canadian Navy.
Mr. Dewis is an artist and entrepreneur from Victoria and is a co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of RaceRocks 3D. His painting and experience working in the film and television industry give him a good eye for composition, lighting colour, and energy. He is an Emmy winner for ABC’s Lost and was nominated for three others during eight years in the industry. This paved the way for his current company, RaceRocks 3D which builds virtual reality and game-based training systems for the aerospace and other sectors.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Victoria
Mathematical Modelling of Epidemics Over the last year we have all been touched in many ways by the current COVID-19 pandemic. What sort of information gathering and analysis takes place to inform public health and other related decisions? Dr Bazett will show how mathematics can be used to model the spread of epidemics. This lets us make predictions for the future and decide what policies we should adopt as a society. In this talk Dr. Bazett will take us through a particular model called the Susceptible-Infectious-Recovered model for the spread of epidemics.
Dr. Bazett is a math professor at UVic whose primary passion is mathematics education, with a side interest in algebraic topology. He completed his PhD and M.Sc. in mathematics at the University of Toronto, having earned his B.Sc. in mathematics and physics (with honours) from the University of Victoria (UVIC). His faculty experience prior joining UVIC includes assistant professorships at the University of the Cincinnati (UofC) and the University of Toronto (UofT). He holds many awards such as the Innovative Uses of Technology in Teaching Award (UofC), Outstanding Instructor, and the DeLury Teaching Award (UofT). All this, and he has many lively math-related videos via YouTube that are great watching.