Science Communication Career Workshop
March 18, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Are you interested in science communication as a career but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Join the Women’s Health Research Cluster and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on March 18th, from 12-1pm to learn more! This event will feature a panel of three science communicators, all with diverse backgrounds, who will be sharing their insights and experience in their science communication journey. This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about a career in scicomm.
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This event will be held online: Zoom Link
Kate Shingler is a skilled communications professional with a penchant for strong espresso and Irish mystery novels. Kate began her career as a journalist at the Sherbrooke Record before moving to the broadcast realm as a local television reporter in Quebec City. She spent a decade at Global TV, covering daily news, as a show producer for the noon and evening news and as assistant news director of Global Montreal before moving on to work in public relations for non-profits close to her heart. She led the digital communications team at the McGill University Health Centre Foundation, where she worked to support the hospital’s priorities and raise funds for compassionate patient care, excellence in teaching and innovative research.
In 2020 Kate joined Brain Canada Foundation as Director of Marketing and Communications, where she uses impact storytelling, creative team building and community engagement to underline the critical need for investment in brain research in Canada. One in three Canadians will experience a brain disorder in their lifetime, and one in five will experience a mental illness or addiction concern. With Brain Canada’s one brain-one community approach, Kate is a proud member of a dedicated group of individuals committed to accelerating neuroscience across the country for global impact.
Kate is an active community volunteer with a commitment to supporting children in underserved populations. She sits on the boards of the Fraser-Hickson Institute and the Weredale Foundation, and lives in Montreal with her husband, their three children and a small dog named Charlotte.
Noeen Malik, PhD, is the nuclear medicine scientist (specialization: drug discovery and PET/CT imaging), a published author (The PET Method: Tracer Principle, Radiochemistry and Medical Applications); business strategist (specialization: Theragnostics), Executive Director of Public Affairs at GIANT (Global Immunization Action Networking Team; with WHO-UN), California, and Research Scientist in MIPS, Stanford School of Medicine.
She also volunteers as a human rights activist (Amnesty International, IRC (International rescue committee), and IYC-UN) and fundraiser (SOS Children’s Village). She has also started a philanthropy program under Scientudio’s umbrella, “Endorse Hope“, with focusing especially on under-developed countries to help in strengthening the internal personnel-capacities. She is also a cartoonist (Science Myths Playing Deck: Concept and artwork) and science illustrator and communicator.
Aarthi Gobinath is currently a Senior Medical Writer at MedThink SciCom, supporting medical communications for pharmaceutical companies developing therapeutics for infectious diseases and rare diseases. Previously, she worked as a Science Writer for the medical device company Ava Women and as a freelance writer. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, where she initially began gaining experience and interest in science communication.