Dance Your PhD 2018
I was lucky enough to be chosen as the winner of the 2018 Dance Your PhD competition by Science Magazine and AAAS! The winning video can be found below; the mini-musical tells the tale of electrons in a superconducting wire through the medium of swing dance. The electrons transition from unsociable beings to gregarious dance partners, culminating in a final showdown between the Cooper Pairs and spin impurity punks. For more info, check out the links in the 'In The Media' section below!
Just A Physics Conversation
Shortly after the COVID19 lockdown in March 2020, I got together with my friend and colleague, Guy Whittall-Scherfee, to explain our research to each other. And given our proclivity for karaoke, we decided to do it with a twist; through the medium of hip-hop! This video was awarded 2nd place in the 2020 EQUS Quantum Art competition.
Given how many physicists and mathematicians seem to play an instrument, I was inspired to create a jazz-fusion song made using samples I could find on YouTube. This is an original composition using clips from 4 Physicists (Richard Feynman, Stephon Alexander, Fabiola Gianotti and Edward Teller), a Mathematician (Manjul Bhargava) and yours truly.
Santa the Scientist
'Santa the Scientist' is a children's book project, which tells the tale of how Santa uses Physics to deliver all of his Christmas presents in just one night! This was a collaboration with 3 other scientists and SciComm stars; Roshan Achal, Sarah Nersesian and Jordan Phillips. You can get an e-book version of 'Santa the Scientist' for FREE on Roshan's website.
Santa the Scientist 2: Santa Studies the Aurora!
The second adventure of 'Santa the Scientist', where Santa studies the Aurora! The aurora is a truly beautiful and mysterious sight. Have you ever seen it or dreamed about seeing it? Have you ever wondered what causes the brilliant light show? Join Santa in this story as he learns all about the science behind the aurora! Another collaboration with Roshan Achal, Sarah Nersesian and Jordan Phillips. You can get an e-book version of 'Santa the Scientist' for FREE on Roshan's website.
I have been a lead organizer and advisory board member of ComSciConCAN since 2020: Canada’s first national science communication workshop for graduate students!
I am the founder of ComSciConCanWest: a local Chapter of the ComSciConCan workshop, created just for STEM Graduate Students in Western Canada.
Pint of Science - Edmonton
I have been involved with organizing Pint of Science Canada since 2019! Pint of Science Canada invites scientists to your favorite local bars to discuss their latest research and discoveries over a drink or two!
GPSA - UAlberta
I was the President of the Graduate Physics Student Association (GPSA) at the University of Alberta from 2019 to 2021, and the VP Academic in 2018, and currently enjoying the retired life.
In The Media
- Centennial Center for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS),
- Department of Physics,
- University of Alberta
- Edmonton, AB
- Canada, T6H 2T5