A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

  • April 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual meeting


Tom Vassos

Tom Vassos is the Founder of Cosmologists Without Borders, a Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, a Contributing Member of Astronomers Without Borders and a Science Advocate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Mr. Vassos was in the technology industry for 35 years and has taught courses at several universities around the world including 30+ years at the University of Toronto. A skilled professor, workshop leader and professional keynote speaker with a sense of humor who has conducted over 400 keynote speeches and workshops in 45 countries on 6 continents in the past 3 decades.

Mr. Vassos received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) degree from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). He was enrolled in the PhD program at Charles Sturt University for two years (incomplete) focusing on innovation research.

Mr. Vassos is a science communicator that is frequently invited as a guest expert on radio and television. He delights in imparting his knowledge to space enthusiasts, young minds and lifelong learners everywhere.

He is also the author of The Ultimate Guided Tour of the Universe – A Journey Through Space and Time. 

A Fascinating Tour of the Universe

Join us for this fascinating tour of the universe:

  • Take a trip up to the International Space Station and immerse yourself in the life of an astronaut
  • Learn about bizarre and extreme happenings in the universe such as supernova explosions and supermassive black holes (Click here for a GlobalTV interview with Tom about Black Holes.)
  • Learn about the immense size and scope of the universe
  • Learn about your own personal surprising connections to the universe (Where did the calcium in your bones come from?)
  • Learn how the speed of light allows us to travel back in time, millions or billions of years into the past.

Tom will share some amazing animations, images and videos which are sure to educate and inspire you!

This event is part of the Spring 2021 Speaker series. 

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