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Wednesday, November 24 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
234: Politically Curious? Running for Office 101 ( Open Mic)

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Organized by: Elect STEM

Curious about running for political office? It is critical that more scientists and engineers run for public office across the political spectrum and all levels of government to ensure that science has a seat at the table when major decisions are being discussed. Elected officials with a science and engineering background also have the training to use evidence-based decision making; evaluate and assess risk; and lead colleagues through complex issues. This panel will be a candid discussion with scientists and engineers who have run for office, to share their experiences, strategies, and advice to get involved politically.  

Moderators
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Dr. Darren Anderson

Vive Crop Protection, Co-Founder of Elect STEM and CEO
Darren Anderson believes that scientific advancement has changed the world for the better, and science and technology can dramatically improve the human experience. He is the CEO and co-founder of Vive Crop Protection, which is the first company making more sustainable pesticides... Read More →

Speakers
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Dan Gibson

Guelph City Councillor, Ward 1
Dan Gibson is an Environmental Scientist and a Guelph City Councillor. He has a B.Sc. from Trent University and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto. In addition to being a city councillor, he is a Senior Environmental Scientist, working in natural sciences... Read More →
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Dr. Katie Gibbs

Seeking the Ontario Liberal Nomination in Ottawa Centre
Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in Biology, she was one of the lead organizers of the “Death of Evidence” rally—one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history... Read More →
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Bowinn Ma

MLA, North Vancouver-Lonsdale
Bowinn Ma has served as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017 and was appointed Minister of State for Infrastructure in 2020. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with a degree in civil engineering (BASc), a masters from the UBC Sauder School of Business (MM... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
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