Soapbox Science 2019 Waterloo

On the June 9, 2019 from 2-5pm, Kitchener’s Victoria Park will transform into a hub of scientific learning and discussion, as some of our leading scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase their science to the general public. The event’s mission: to help eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile, and challenging the public’s view, of women and non-binary people in science. The event is free. If you’d like to see what Soapbox Science looks like in action, have a look at the Soapbox Science 2015 video

Meet the Soapbox Science 2019 Waterloo local organising team



We couldn’t run this Waterloo event without the generous logistical and financial support of our sponsors. Our Waterloo event has been supported from the start by University of Waterloo Science Outreach and University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 commitment.



Details of the location and timing of the event

:  Sunday 9th June 2019

Address: Victoria Park, Kitchener, near the playground and water park

Time: 2pm – 5pm



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

Dania Abuleil, PhD student, Department of Optometry, University of Waterloo Sparking Change: Renewing Development in the Adult Brain”

Irfani Rahmi Ausri, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry/Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo Tubes that tells the state of your health: A journey to the surface of carbon nanotubes sensors”

Dr. Roopali Chaudhary (@chaudr8), Founder&CEO Lotus STEMM “Trust your gut reaction!! How your intestinal immune system protects you from the inside”

Hanna Haponenko (@HannaHaponenko), PhD Student, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, McMaster University “Seeing as a Cyclops”

Megan Kane, Quality Manager, Siemens Healthcare Digital Services “Helping outside of the emergency room: How you can advance health care and make a difference outside of direct patient care”

Monika Snowdon (@MonikaSnowSci), PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry/Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo “The pursuit of creating faster electronics through ART (Alignment Relay Technique)”

Dr. Anna Klinkova, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo “Turning carbon dioxide into fuels and drugs”

Dr. Louise Anne Moyle (@DrLouiseMoyle), Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto “Bulking up: making muscle in a dish!”

Dr. Daniela O’Neill (@daniela_oneill), Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo How wordless picture books and simple toys enhance children’s language development”

Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate, Vision and Image Processing Lab, University of Waterloo Take chances, make a difference, and get curious! My learning adventure and building “smart” technology to help prevent malnutrition”

Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour (@HomaKrp ), Research Scientist, University of Waterloo Drilling Arctic Ice Is Beyond Gender”

Dr. Leanne Racicot (@RacicotLeanne), Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo/McMaster University100% Chemical-Free and 100% Fake News”



Discover our 2019 speakers:

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