August 19th, 12:00 PM, Zoom Webinar - Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts.
Rackeb Tesfaye Ph.D.(c) Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University.
Founder of Brad Science, ComSciCon Canada, Canada's Chief Scientist's Youth Council Member, Falling Walls Engage and SciComm Training Network Mentor.
Using Audio to Amplify Inclusive STEM: Lessons from Broad Science.
Videography & Edition: Cristian Zaelzer.
Rackeb Tesfaye – Using Audio to Amplify Inclusive STEM: Lessons from Broad Science
Talk: During her talk, Rackeb Tesfaye will explore what it means to make science communication inclusive for various populations. Tesfaye will discuss the importance of using audio storytelling as a way to engage diverse audiences with STEM and how to meaningfully collaborate with voices and perspectives that often get overlooked and go untold in science spaces.
Bio: Rackeb Tesfaye is a Ph.D. candidate in the Integrated Program of Neuroscience at McGill University and a science communicator. She is the founder of Broad Science, an internationally recognized initiative dedicated to making science inclusive, engaging and intersectional through podcasting. Rackeb is also a vocal supporter of accessible science communication training for graduate students. She sits on the organizing committee for ComSciCon Canada, acts as a mentor for Canada's Chief Scientist's Youth Council (CAS-YC) and serves on the committee for various science communication organizations, including Falling Walls Engage and the SciComm Training Network.
The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences is a series focused on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, neuroscience and technology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.
The Convergence Initiative is an independent nonprofit initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC, Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts, and Visual Voice Gallery. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, The Integrated Program in Neuroscience of McGill University, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.