Soapbox Science Autumn 2017 Toronto

What better way to bring science to the streets than at a street festival all about literacy? Hosted along the waterfront at Harbourfront Centre, Word on the Street brings together the finest talent in Canadian Literature. We’ve teamed up with the Ontario Science Centre to bring Soapbox Science to Toronto again. This time, Canadian scientists will add their voices to the amazing line-up of speakers & authors.

Our Soapbox Scientists will be talking about science that is as diverse and lively as our vibrant city. Canadian women who are experts in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector will transform the way Canadians access science by bringing their work to the public.


Details of the location and timing of the event


Date: Sunday 24th September, 2017

Address: Harbourfront Centre, during Word on the Street Toronto

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM





Soapbox Science Toronto is being sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University.





2017 saw much competition to appear at this event, with many applications received. The selected speakers and their discussion topics include:


Ashley Reynolds (@ashinonyx), University of Toronto & the Royal Ontario MuseumSabre-toothed cat growth and behaviour: A purr-plexing mystery”

Dr. Shaalee Sone, Ontario Brain Institute “How can medicine fix mistakes in our genes?”

Nadia Tsvetkov, York UniversityHoney Bees and Pesticides in the Field”

Dr. Tahani Baakdhah MD (@thepurplelilac), University of Toronto How do we see this beautiful world?”

Melissa Galati (@Melissa_Galati), Univerity of Toronto and SickKidsWhy aren’t cancer treatments “one-size fits all”?”

Dr. Young Lee PhD, MIPEM, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook HospitalMedical Physics”

Dr. Rachel Ward-Maxwell, Ontario Science CentreThe Galactic Star Formation Rate Problem”

Sasha Weiditch (@sash_onaquest), University of Toronto “How to train your viral assassin”

Samantha Yammine ( @SamanthaZY), University of Toronto “How to build and rebuild brains with stem cells?”


Meet our scientists

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