The Story Collider: Toronto's Online Story Hour - Indigenous in STEM (ONLINE)

Toronto's Online Story Hour - Indigenous in STEM
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

On Thursday, September 30th at 7:00pm EDT, join us for our online live show! Three Indigenous storytellers will share their true, personal stories about science.

Produced and hosted by Misha Gajewski and Sara Mazrouei.

Stories by:

Hilding Neilson is an astronomer at the University of Toronto, where he studies stellar and exoplanet astrophysics. He’s Mi'kmaw from the island of Newfoundland and a member of the Qalipu First Nation.

Yotakahron Jonathan is a Mohawk, Bear clan woman from Six Nations of the Grand River. She’s a medical student at McMaster University, where she also completed her Bachelors & Masters in Sociology focusing on the social determinants of health for Indigenous people. Outside of academia, she enjoys being an auntie, a traditional doula, a crafter, a podcaster, and a tiny house builder.

Taylor Morriseau (Cree/English, Peguis First Nation) is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. As a recipient of a CIHR Vanier Scholarship, she investigates gene-environment interactions underlying type 2 diabetes among Indigenous youth. Her research integrates basic science tools with Indigenous knowledge on traditional foods in pursuit of culturally-safe therapeutic strategies. She is committed to broader scientific and societal challenges serving in an advisory capacity to the Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council, the Native BioData Consortium, Research Canada, and CIHR’s Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Tickets: Crowdcast
Organized by: The Story Collider