"If you cannot - in the long run - tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless." - Erwin Schrodinger
SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH
National Geographic "Storytelling Bootcamp"
In October 2016 I was an invited participant in one of National Geographic Society's "Storytelling Bootcamp" workshops. These one day intensive workshops provide hands on multimedia training in science communication for National Geographic Explorers - covering photography, videography, public speaking, and social media.
ComSciCon 2015: The National Science Communication Leadership Conference for Graduate Students
In June 2015 I was among 50 graduate students selected nationally (of 970 applicants) to attend ComSciCon. ComSciCon is a graduate student-organized workshop series focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts across STEM fields. It was an amazing learning opportunity, and included interaction with several communication experts, training in scientific writing and public speaking for a non-specialist audience, mock-interview practice, and K-12 lesson planning with science educators. Check out the program, here!
Watch my 60 second "Pop Talk" about my research, here!
DIVERSITAS Youth Reporter
In 2014 I served as a "youth reporter" at the DIVERSITAS celebration and transition to Future Earth in Sevilla Spain, along with 4 other graduate students chosen internationally.
Read more about this initiative and my awesome co-reporters here.
Read my blog post about the event for Future Earth here.
Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS)
I served as the co-founder for McGill Sustainability Projects fund project 'Linking Action and Research on Sustainability', with Dr. Elena Bennett and Dr. Catherine Potvin. LARS is a science communication initiative that aims to provide visibility for McGill scholars working on positive contributions/solutions to sustainability related problems. The goal is to help McGill scholars to engage in outreach and share their work with a broader audience, through brown bag lunch events, videos, blog posts, and workshops, with a focus on social media and online promotion.
Montreal's Ecosystems at Your Service / Montréal à Votre Service Écologique!
I've developed and delivered over 10 science presentations and demonstrations to K-12 schoolchildren on a variety of topics with Canadian NGO Let's Talk Science - from polar science and environmental change to identifying neighbourhood trees.