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Teaching & Outreach

 

BECA Research Summit

November 4, 2021

This research summit is an opportunity for early career academics to present their research. The organization of this event was lead by myself in conjunction with BECA. Details TBA.

September 23, 2021

The People & Culture (P&C) committee is pairing up with the BioSciences Early Career Academics (BECA) committee to host a screening of "Picture a Scientist" from 2-3p in the Turner Theatre (BioSciences 2) on Thurs. 23 Sept. Picture a Scientist chronicles the experiences of biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring with topics ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. The aim of the documentary is to provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. We will be screening the 56 minute version of the documentary (you can find both the 93 & 56 minute versions here: beginning with a short video from Ben Barres on women in science. Ben was a Stanford neurobiologist and advocate for women in science before he died in 2017 (Nature obituary). As a transgender man, Ben had a unique lived experience working as both a woman and man in STEMM. He used his position to advocate for women and minorities and offered ways to correct a system that he viewed as fundamentally biased against the advancement of women and minorities. Following the showing of “Picture a Scientist”, P&C/BECA committees have organized a session to discuss the barriers for women in our School in BioSciences 1 G26/27 from 3-4p. Dr. Lisa Godinho will be chairing this session, with senior academics in the School leading a discussion panel. Panellists include Profs. Ute Roessner and Linda Blackall, Dr. Irene Gallego Romero, and A/Prof. Suzie Reichman. If you are unable to attend the screening, we encourage you to watch the documentary ahead of time and join in our discussion session.

August 19, 2021

This workshop was written and designed by myself and Dr. Gayle Philip. During the workshop, students will:

  • Take raw data from a sequencing facility and end with publication quality graphics and statistics

  • Answer the question What is the influence of genotype (intrinsic) and environment (extrinsic) on anemone-associated bacterial communities?

July 14, 2021

The BioSciences mentoring program was designed and implemented by a BECA sub-committee. We successfully matched 31 pairs of early career academics (levels A/B) with senior academics (levels C/D/E). We applied for and were granted funds from the School to organize training for mentors and mentees by the Art of Mentoring. This mentoring program will run from July 2021 - July 2022.