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Dr. Emily Agard

Director, Science Communication, Outreach and Public Engagement at Ryerson University

Dr. Emily Agard is a leader in science outreach at Ryerson University, serving as the university’s first Director of Science Communication, Outreach and Public Engagement. She is focused on making science accessible, engaging and inclusive of all groups and is mentor to many youth in the community. Dr. Agard regularly facilitates science enrichment activities and mentoring programs for elementary and secondary students. She’s also an advocate of girls and women in science. Follow her on Twitter @ProfAgard.
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4 Benefits To Mentoring Youth In STEM

Sometimes having a mentor can make all the difference in choosing a career path or field of study. Mentoring youth has positive impact on their development and academic achievement. Mentoring is also critical in helping youth explore and develop their interest in the fields of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.
09/08/2016 11:40 EDT
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Why You Should Be Scientifically Literate

From our well-being and health care to the products we use to our impact on the environment, we make countless science-based decisions everyday. As renowned chemist Rosalind Franklin once said, "Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated."
05/06/2016 11:28 EDT