I was the two-time Features Editor for my campus newspaper (The Medium), and led the STEM Fellowship Journal's Editorial Board. I am currently a Policy & Politics co-editor for Science Borealis.
A prestigious medical journal provides overwhelming evidence for systemic barriers
This is a profile of Dr. Heidi Gardner: a researcher, science communicator, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow and founder of the Science On A Postcard Etsy shop.
Over the last few years, science writing, communication and journalism have become popular fields to turn to as careers or as ways for scientists to improve their public engagement skills. With this increased interest, there’s also been a steady increase in the number of workshops, courses and programs available to train scientists to succeed in these fields. In early July, I attended Projected Futures 2, a course aimed at science graduate students interested in exploring science journalism.
In this guest blog post: As vocal #WomenInSTEM advocates started creating and sharing Wikipedia pages, Farah decided to try out editing Wikipedia too. Read on to find out more about the ongoing global quest to improve the coverage of female and minority scientists on Wikipedia, and how you too can take part in this form of science advocacy at an Edit-A-Thon or from the comfort of your own home.
When it comes to science policy issues in Canada, there are plenty of perspectives to consider. A key demographic is graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; unfortunately, their voices often go unheard. With this in mind, the Montreal-based student group Science & Policy Exchange (SPE; or Dialogue Sciences & Politiques) is focusing on bringing student voices to the science policy table.
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Jane Goodall celebrated Earth Day at the University of Toronto with a short talk, followed by a Q&A with Andria Teather, CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Canada.
In this post, I’ll recap highlights from the Earth Day celebration at the University of Toronto.
This is an editorial that was published as a part of the STEM Fellowship Journal's Perspectives and Letters section, in Volume 3 Issue 2.
Student-run academic journals that publish high school, undergraduate, and graduate scholarly research are a growing trend in scholarly communication. These journals have the potential to improve the quality of future publications and editing by engaging students with the peer-review process and critical appraisal early in their professional careers. A mixed-methods Google Forms survey with 44 questions regarding journal structure, review methods, and journal management was distribut...
In this post, Farah Qaiser & Nahomi Amberber explore the three main sources of income that graduate students typically receive: stipends, grants and awards, and teaching assistant (TA)-ships.
Reflection: UofT’s Student Journal Forum (2018)
Student editors share insight on the successes and challenges of running a student journal
Last Wednesday, the University of Toronto (U of T) held its 3rd annual Student Journal Forum at the Robarts Library.
This editorial was published as a part of the STEM Fellowship Journal's Perspectives & Letters section. The following piece is a commentary on a recent publication, titled: Student-Run Academic Journals in STEM: A Growing Trend in Scholarly Communication, in the Council of Science Editors’ (CSE) Science Editor journal.
Back in 2012, Marell Tomeh joined UTM intending to pursue an English major. As the end of the second term grew closer, Tomeh had one priority on her mind: to survive her finals.
But there was a lump in her neck.
“I honestly wouldn’t have checked it out,” says Tomeh. “I was supposed to [go to] Cuba with a bunch of my friends following the final. So I decided to check it out before I [flew].”
At that point, Tomeh was working long hours as a supervisor at her workplace. She had shifts that laste...