• TRAINING

    I care deeply about training the next generation of scientists and professionals in different aspects of science communication. To address this, I lead workshops on the basics of science writing, co-organize short conferences, and develop training programs. Here are a few examples!

     

    Looking for resources? Head here.

    Program Developer & Facilitator, The Science Communication Toolbox for Researchers

    Winter 2021

    In collaboration with Drs Tristan MacLean and Alana Wilcox, I am developing the Science Communication Toolbox for Researchers program for NSERC PermafrostNet researchers and trainees. This program is supported by an NSERC Science Communication Skills Pilot Grant.

    23 January 2021

    I led a Science Communication 101 workshop, where I taught the basics of science communication, challenged attendees to apply these skills through mini-activities, and shared opportunities related to outreach, writing, public speaking and policy. 

    15 November 2020

    I was invited to lead a workshop, titled A Guide to Science Communication Opportunities Across Canada, at ComSciConCanWest, a local workshop series for graduate students in Alberta, British Colombia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

     

    In this workshop, I introduced attendees to the science communication landscape in Canada, including opportunities related to science outreach, public speaking, writing, journalism, policy and much more.

    Co-Organizer, ComSciConCAN & ComSciConGTA

    2020

    ComSciConCAN is a workshop series organized by graduate students, for graduate students, focused on leadership and training in science communication. I co-organized the ComSciConCAN (July 2020) and ComSciConGTA series (Fall 2020).

    Workshop Host, Wonder Women In STEM 2019

    3 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 for this talk over in the Resources section.

    Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Host

    Ongoing

    Only 18% of English Wikipedia’s biographies are about women. To address this, I started creating and updating Wikipedia pages for Canadian scientists who belonged to various equity-seeking groups.

     

    I've also organized Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons in Canada, including:

    1. #TSPNWikiEdit19. Sat 23rd Sept 2018; Inforum Library (Toronto).
    2. Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. 7 Feb 2019; Gerstein Library (Toronto).
    3. Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon​. 9 Feb 2019; Canada Science and Technology Museum Ingenium (Ottawa).
    4. Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. 9 Feb 2020; Ontario Science Centre (Toronto).
    You can find guide to edit Wikipedia and host an Edit-A-Thon over in the Resources section.