Trailblazing innovator and pioneering leader Martine Rothblatt to visit UVic
Join entrepreneur, lawyer, author and trailblazing innovator Martine Rothblatt for a “fireside chat” with Chair in Transgender Studies Aaron Devor, UVic sociologist and founder and academic director of the Transgender Archives at UVic.
On Nov. 14, Rothblatt will speak about her own experiences over decades of accomplishment and ingenuity in which she has helped create new advances that have enhanced the lives of people around the globe.
Rothblatt has spent years at the forefront of industry and innovation including in biotechnology, satellite communications and life-saving pharmaceuticals. As an entrepreneur, she launched the navigation system GeoStar and the broadcasting company that became SiriusXM. After coming out as transgender, she founded the biotech company United Therapeutics to develop a drug for lung disease that ended up saving her own daughter’s life—and those of thousands of others.
Rothblatt also built the world’s first electric helicopter and is a leader in robotics and artificial intelligence. Projects in development include creating transplantable organs using a 3D-printer and a person’s own cells.
The day before the evening event at UVic, Rothblatt will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws from UVic as part of the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.
By donation ($20 suggested)