Soapbox Science 2019 Halifax

Last summer Halifax welcomed Soapbox Science to Canada’s Ocean Playground for the first time, and with over 700 people attending the event we are back for round two! Our twelve female speakers come from a variety of careers related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). As a group, we are committed to promoting science outreach and minorities in STEMM. Come learn about the amazing wealth of research being conducted by Halifax’s women in STEMM.

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Halifax local organising team



Details of the location and timing of the event

Date:  July 6th, 2019

Location: Seaport Farmers’ Market, 1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Time: 10am-1pm



Selected from a competitive pool of researchers, our 12 speakers will be sharing their work in technology, science, mathematics, medicine and engineering. The speakers and their discussion topics are:

Martha Paynter (@marthpaynter), Dalhousie University, “The Health of Mothers in Canadian Prisons”

Dr. Marianne Stanford (@ScienceStanford), Immunovaccine, “Harnessing the Immune System to Treat Cancer”

Dr. Mary Anne White, Dalhousie University, “Renewable Approaches to Storing Heat”

Prathyusha Konda, (@labratprats), Dalhousie University, “Considering the X’s and Y: Why Sex Matters for Medicine”

Dr. Erin McDuffie, (@atmosph_erin), Dalhousie University, “The Life of a Particle: How a Hamburger Can Hurt Your Lungs”

Dr. Francesca Di Cara, (@DicaraLab), Dalhousie University, “Of Blood and Gut: A Lesson From the Fruit Fly”

Alyne Teixeira, (@AlyneGTeixeira), Dalhousie University, “Separating Aqueous Mixtures: Water About It?”

Dr. Wasundara Fernando, (@FernandoWasu), Dalhousie University, “Rethinking Breast Cancer Treatment with Apples and Fish Oil”

Dr. Jeanette Boudreau, (@JeanetteEB), Dalhousie University, “Crowdsourcing Cures: The Immune System at Center Stage”

Dr. Linda Campbell, (@LM_Campbell), Saint Mary’s University, “Concerned about invaders and our freshwater ecosystems? Find out what is happening in Nova Scotia lakes and rivers!”

Lisa Lachance, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University / Managing Director, Solutions for Kids in Pain /President of Wisdom2Action Limited “More than monthly appointments- engaging the community-based sector in youth mental health”

Dr. Melanie Coombs, Acadia University“Killing unwanted cells with natural products: Natural born killers”


Discover our 2019 speakers:

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