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Science, Social Media and Going Viral!

  • Mississauga Central Library 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West Mississauga, ON, L5B 3Y3 Canada (map)

Our Science in Mississauga series is back for another year of inspiring #RCITalks! Sasha Weiditch, or @SciGirlSash as she's better known on social media, kicks things off by sharing her work as a scientist, her experience as a PhD student trying to understand how viruses work and her advocacy for women in STEM. Check out her blog post for RCIScience here.

A firm believer that "there are many ways to answer a question and many ways to question an ‘answer’", Sasha will show us why she queries current research, science education and the stereotype of a scientist.

This is the perfect event for anyone considering pursuing a career in science, particularly high school students.

About Sasha: Sasha is a science communicator, content creator and researcher at the University of Toronto. A PhD student, Sasha works in the field of biochemistry to understand proteins that build bacteria-killing viruses called bacteriophages. Through her experience as a female pursuing the scientific field, she has become an advocate for women in STEM and science education, sharing her passion through social media as 'SciGirlSash'. Sasha is involved in mentorship programs in the community and has spoken at numerous events including Soapbox Science, Girls Metamorphosis and TEDx UofT.

In partnership with the Mississauga Library System.

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