Meet The Chief Science Advisor's Youth Council (2021)
In summer 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.
Speaker, CSMB Science Policy Interview (3 June 2021)
As a part of the 2021 Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences' (CSMB) Annual Conference, I spoke to CSMB trainee leaders Krysta Coyle and Matt Berg about my genomics research, science policy and communication experiences.
In this video, I describe the work of Drs Quarraisha & Salim Abdool Karim, 20202 Canada Gairdner Awardees.
Panelist, Careers and Opportunities In Science Communication (February 2021)
This panel was held as a part of the 2021 Raw Talk Podcast Festival. Link.
Panelist, Careers in Science Communication (8 July 2021)
This panel discussion featured emerging science communicators, focusing on how we got started, and where we are going next. This panel was held as a part of a 2021 Science Writing Internship program.
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.
Panelist, ELSI Symposium (28 January 2021)
This final panel at the ELSI symposium explored the role of science in society and, by extension, how scientists should prioritize their time between research and societal engagement.
Invited Guest, Nerdin’ About Pod: Science Policy of Truth (November 2021)
Episode synopsis: Have you ever wondered how politicians make decisions using science? Or about how politics shape what’s dissected under the microscope? This is why we need people like Farah Qaiser (she/her) to better understand the role of policy for science, and science for policy!
Panelist, The Early Impacts Of COVID-19 on the Next Generation of Scientists (19 November 2020)
This panel brought together speakers from different organizations to share results from surveys that aimed to understand the specific challenges faced by trainees, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career researchers (ECRs) due to COVID-19, and to highlight opportunities for action to help support the future of science in Canada.
This MIT Policy Hackathonpanel, titled "Communicating about Science and Technology", featured Emily Calandrelli and I discussing our experience in making science accessible and interesting to a diverse set of people.