• public speaking

    Here are some links to my public speaking.
    If you want invite me to an event, head to the Contact page!

    Speaker, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

    1st March 2018

    I spoke about how today's scientist is more than just the lab for RCIScience's talk series in the City of Mississauga.

    Panelist, Responding To COVID-19 panel

    22 Apr 2020

    I spoke about the different opportunities for all researchers to engage in the COVID-19 response. This panel was organized by the Society Civic Science Initiative.

    Speaker, Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants

    18 May 2020

    Amid COVID-19, I spoke to a group of young children about DNA, research and what scientists are doing to better understand our genome.

    24 October 2020

    This MIT Policy Hackathon panel, titled "Communicating about Science and Technology", featured Emily Calandrelli (an MIT engineer turned science communicator), me and moderator Poushali Maji to discuss our experience in making science accessible and interesting to a diverse set of people.

    Speaker, 2020 Canada Gairdner Awardees Project

    October 2020

    Every year, the Gairdner Awards celebrate science and research excellence in the medical health areas. ​In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences and the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, a series of articles, comics, videos and accompanying lesson ideas were created to celebrate the science of a selection of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Awardees. ​


    In this video, I describe the work of Drs Quarraisha & Salim Abdool Karim.

    Meet The Chief Science Advisor's Youth Council!

    October 2020

    In the summer of 2019, the Office of the Chief Science Advisor launched a recruitment drive for its first-ever Youth Council, whose role would be to advise the Chief Science Advisor on youth perspectives and to identify issues and challenges facing young researchers in Canadian science. Positions on the youth council were available to Canadians aged 18-30 interested in the STEM disciplines and their societal dimensions.​

    Interviewee, Canadian Science Policy Conference

    November 2019

    In this interview with Canadian Science Policy Centre volunteer Fatima Tokhmafshan, I spoke about various aspects of science advocacy and policy.

    Speaker, Pint of Science Canada

    12 May 2020

    In this special Choose Your Own Adventure talk, Pint of Milk attendees decided in real-time what I talked about! Link (will need to register on Crowdcast first for free)

    Speaker, Science Writers & Communicators Of Canada

    July 2020

    I organized and spoke at the "Training Scientists In The Art of Science Storytelling" panel at the 2020 virtual Science Writers and Communicators of Canada conference.


    Photo credit: Patricia Tiffany.

    Speaker, Scientists In School

    July 2020

    I filmed a fun Q&A with Scientists in School, a STEM education charity that inspires over 700,000 children in Canada each year. Click the photo to check out the video!

    Speaker, "Why Should You Care About Science Communication?"

    November 2020

    The Concordia Journal of Accessible Psychology invited Projected Future alumni to speak about their science communication experiences.

    Workshop Host, Wonder Women In STEM 2019

    November 2019

    Vindhya Kolluru and I co-hosted a science writing workshop titled "Leveraging your unique voice and skills to explore science writing." You can find slides over on the Resources section or click the above photo to watch our entire workshop (starts at the 5h 30 min mark)

    Instagram Takeover, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

    16 - 19 June 2020

    I took over the Royal Canadian Institute for Science's (RCIScience) Instagram account in mid-June, showcasing my research, science communication and policy efforts. You can view my Takeover here.