The science online community is expanding, and it’s coming here to Vancouver. It is co-organized by Vancouverites passionate about open science, communicating science, and connecting with others!
The SoVan organisers
Catherine Anderson – Catherine Anderson teaches medicine to future doctors and dentists at the University of British Columbia. She also runs a new program at Science World, Future Science Leaders, to motivate and mentor top high school students to achieve their full potential in the fields of science and technology. Catherine’s jobs can seem different on the surface but they all allow her to explore scientific topics and communicate ideas. She uses her PhD in Medical Genetics to show that science is a process, not a collection of facts to memorize. In her spare time, she reads, does needlework, and travels to exotic and geeky locations. Find her online: blog & twitter
Sarah Chow – Sarah Chow is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia studying Pacemaker Proteins in the heart. She also freelances as a Science Communicator and is a graduate of the Banff Science Communication Program. Making science accessible and educating the public on current scientific issues we face today is her mandate. When not in the lab you can find her running along the trails of the lower mainland. Find her online: blog & twitter