Kelowna university professors will argue Tuesday over which one of them is best poised to rebuild human civilization after a zombie apocalypse.

The second annual Life Raft Debate is said to be a light-hearted but informative public session that highlights the various skills, interests and abilities of those who toil in academia.

“The concept is definitely absurd,” says event organizer Jesse Lafontaine, a chemistry student. “But it’s also refreshing and entertaining to hear very accomplished UBC professors explain their expertise and argue how their work would help human civilization recover from such an unlikely disaster.”

Explaining the usefulness and relevance of their particular area of interests are professors of chemistry and engineering, as well as the dean of the faculty of creative and critical studies and the principal of UBC Okanagan.

After the presentations and debate, audience members vote on which expert would be added to the fictional Life Raft to help steer humanity’s rise from the zombie apocalypse.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Commons lecture theatre at the campus. It’s free to attend, but pre-registration is required at