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WiSC Talks

WiSC Talks

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The Women in Science and Computing team is a student-led organization at the University of Toronto Mississauga that exists to support female-identifying students and minorities in the pursuit of their STEM careers. In this podcast, our team chats with incredible individuals from diverse backgrounds to empower, inspire, and uplift our listeners. You can find out more about our team at wiscutm.com and @WiSCutm on Instagram. Welcome to WiSC Talks!
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Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

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Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs
Welcome to Episode 4 of WiSC Talks! We had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, founding Director of Continuum Robotics Laboratory and Associate Director of the Robotics Institute at the UofT! Tune in to learn about her journey in STEM and awesome research on Continuum Robots.
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March 21, 2022
#3: Dr. Asal Aslemand
WiSC Talks is back! Welcome to our 3rd episode, co-hosted by Sarah Mansoor and Areta Kabir! In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Asal Aslemand! Dr. Aslemand is an Assistant Professor here at UTM in the Statistics Department. Her current research focuses on examining the relationships between students’ attitudes toward statistics, their past mathematics achievement, their statistics achievement, and their willingness to use statistics after leaving their introductory statistics course. Today we will get to know her as we discuss her journey to discovering statistics, becoming a professor at UofT, and her invaluable research! You can follow the Women in Science and Computing Club @wiscutm on Instagram/Facebook and visit our website directly: https://www.wiscutm.com/
44:00
January 30, 2022
#2: Dr. Samantha-Jo Caetano
Welcome to the 2nd episode of WiSC Talks, co-hosted by Paula Amaya and Yasmeen Hmaidan! In today's episode we are joined by Dr. Samantha-Jo Caetano! (or as she prefers to be called Sam).  Dr. Caetano is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto, published researcher, and textbook co-author. Her research focuses on measuring concordance of time-to-event models, with a focus on validating models applied to cancer data.  Today we will get to know her as we discuss adjustment to our new virtual world, being a female in academia, and validating statistical models used in cancer research studies!   You can follow her directly at @StatisticalSam on Twitter ⭐ You can follow the Women in Science and Computing Club @wiscutm on Instagram/Facebook and visit our website directly: https://www.wiscutm.com/
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February 10, 2021
#1: Dr. Alexandra Gillespie
Welcome to the 1st episode of WiSC Talks, co-hosted by Yasmeen Hmaidan and Vaneezeh Siddiqui! In today's special episode, we are joined by  the new Vice-President of the University of Toronto and Principal of UTM, Dr. Alexandra Gillespie! Alex (don't worry, we got permission ;D) is also an internationally renowned researcher, published author, and director of the UofT Old Books New Science Lab. She’s won many awards in recognition of her outstanding teaching and is a Rhodes Scholar! Today we’ll get to know her a little bit better as we discuss being a female in academia, succeeding in leadership roles, and diversity/inclusion. With her classic light-hearted twist, this informative episode is one to definitely not miss! You can follow her directly @alexgillespie on Twitter ⭐  This episode was a collab between The Student Spotlight and WiSC Talks Podcast, where we explore the highs and lows of student life as well as highlight stories of successful women in different industries with the Women in Science and Computing Club at UofT. You can follow the Women in Science and Computing Club @wiscutm on Instagram/Facebook and visit our website directly: https://www.wiscutm.com/
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September 16, 2020