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Farah Qaiser

Evidence for Democracy
Director of Research and Policy
Farah Qaiser is the Director of Research and Policy at Evidence for Democracy, Canada's only non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the transparent use of science and evidence in government decision-making. In 2020, Farah completed a Master of Science at the University of Toronto, where she carried out DNA sequencing to better understand neurological disorders, and later worked as a researcher at the University Health Network’s Epilepsy Genetics Clinic. She has written about science for various media outlets, co-founded the Toronto Science Policy Network, and led Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons to create pages about under-represented scientists. Farah currently serves on Canada’s inaugural Youth Council of the Chief Science Advisor and 500 Women Scientists' leadership team.