Here are a few open-access resources I've created (or co-created):
By Farah Qaiser
This self-published guide includes training opportunities, as well as outreach, public speaking, writing, journalism and social media initiatives to get involved with.
This was also translated into French by ComSciConQC.
By Farah Qaiser
In this Sister STEM post, I guide you through Wikipedia basics: how to edit and create a page, and if you want to take it one step further – how to host a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.
By the Step Into STEM team (including me!)
This self-published handbook compiled STEM resources (such as scholarship and mentorship programs) available online, at the University of Toronto and around the GTA that serve students during high school and through their transition to post-secondary education. It was published in December 2018 for Step Into STEM's first event: STEM Beyond High School.
By Farah Qaiser and Molly Sung
By Farah Qaiser and Gabi Serrato Marks
By the Vote Science team (including me!)
It's hard to know where to start when it comes to contacting your elected provincial or federal representative. That's why we've created short guides to help you engage with your representative!
This is also available in French.
By Farah Qaiser at Evidence for Democracy
Raise your hand if you’ve ever read the title, abstract or executive summary of a scientific manuscript, poster or talk, and upon reaching the last word, you still had no idea what the author was writing about.
Despite a growing appreciation for science communication within the Canadian science community, this keeps happening. We’ve experienced this firsthand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research often involves high level scientific or technical components that are not usually accessible to non-specialist readers. To complicate matters further, there is also a lack of standardized tools or practices across institutions to guide public science communication in ways that make science comprehensible and useful to stakeholders.
This is where plain language — and our new toolkit, Preparing Plain Language Summaries, — can help.
By ComSciConCAN (including me!)
Through the "Create-A-Thon", ComSciConCAN attendees develop science communication pieces (articles, videos, audio etc.) and workshop them extensively with fellow attendees and science communication experts.