Here are blog posts that I have written for various platforms, including Signals and Science Borealis.
Evidence for Democracy | November 17 2021
On April 10, 2017, the Fundamental Science Review was published — a review of Canada’s fundamental science and research ecosystem, including 35 recommendations. As the review approaches it’s five year anniversary, we carried out a second review of the recommendations.
Evidence for Democracy & Institute On Governance | September 17 2021
The Institute on Governance and Evidence for Democracy have partnered together to offer a non-partisan analysis of science and innovation commitments in the Bloc Quebecois, Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP party political platforms, through a lens of policy for science and science for policy.
This analysis was cross-posted on the Institute on Governance's blog too.
Evidence For Democracy | August 6 2021
I wrote about a new project launched at Evidence for Democracy: a review of the 57 recommendations listed in the Fundamental Science Review (FSR). We’ll be looking to see if any progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the FSR in the last two years and identify what is still outstanding.
Evidence For Democracy | July 28 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, science should be shared in plain language — so that readers can easily find, understand and use information. Recognizing this, as a part of my role at Evidence for Democracy, I prepared a toolkit that technical experts can use to write plain language summaries.
Evidence For Democracy | May 25 2021
Motion 38 (M-38) proposes to create a new Standing Committee for Science and Research in Canada's House Of Commons. I wrote about what that means, and what’s happening right now.
Evidence For Democracy | April 19 2021
I contributed to this blog post, which is a rapid review of research-related investments in the 2021 federal budget tabled by the Government of Canada.
Cancer Survivor Social Media | February 2021
In this post, I recapped key messages from the Cancer Survivor Social Media chat, which took place on Wednesday 27 January 2021, about living in ‘fog’ — often used to describe the experience of cognitive changes which take place after cancer and cancer treatment.
Cancer Survivor Social Media | December 2020
In this post, I recapped key messages from the Cancer Survivor Social Media chat which took place on November 25th 2020, hosted by Dr. Mandi Pratt-Chapman, who led a conversation about quality cancer survivorship care and survivor experiences amid COVID-19.
Gairdner Foundation | January 8 2021
I highlighted some of the key take-aways from the Coming Soon – The Future Of Gene Editing And Gene Therapies panel. This took place during Breaking Through: Delivering On The Promise Of Gene Therapy, a two-day long 2020 Gairdner Ontario International Symposium about gene therapy research and practice.
Signals | October 8 2020
In this post, I wrote about what I learned while co-organizing ComSciConGTA, and a few tips on transitioning your event to an engaging virtual format.
Gairdner Foundation | July 3 2020
I highlighted some of the key take-aways from ten leaders speaking about three different aspects of Canada’s scientific response to the pandemic, specifically: vaccine efforts, population-wide research and impact, and co-ordination and collaboration.
Gairdner Foundation | May 22 2020
Signals | January 16 2020
Signals | November 20 2019
Genome Alberta | November 18 2019
Signals | October 30 2019
RCIScience | August 27 2019
Science Borealis | June 24 2019
I co-wrote a guide to forming a student science policy group, with Molly Sung, a fellow Toronto Science Policy Network co-founder.
Signals | March 8 2019
Medium | March 3 2019
In this self-published blog post, I wrote a beginner’s guide to science communication opportunities in Canada, which includes outreach, public speaking, writing, journalism and social media initiatives. This was translated into French by ComSciConQC.
Signals | February 5 2019
I interviewed Dr. Heidi Gardner, who was travelling across the world to meet with different science communicators to explore the process and practice of science blogging, as a part of her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) fellowship.
Evidence For Democracy | November 13 2018
I wrote about the ongoing global quest to improve the coverage of female and minority scientists on Wikipedia, and how you too can take part in this form of science advocacy at an Edit-A-Thon or from the comfort of your own home.
Science Borealis | November 5 2018
In this post, I wrote about Science & Policy Exchange, a non-profit, bilingual science advocacy group led by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Science Borealis | August 27 2018
This post recaps the key lessons I learned, and my thoughts about Projected Futures 2, a course aimed at science graduate students interested in exploring science journalism.
Science Borealis | April 26 2018
I co-wrote a blog post with Nahomi Amberber about the three main sources of income that graduate students typically receive: stipends, grants and awards, and teaching assistant (TA)-ships.
Medium | January 31 2018
In this self-published blog post, I summarized key points raised during the University of Toronto Libraries' Student Journal Forum.
Science Borealis | October 25 2017