Chief Scientist's Youth Council: COVID-19 Youth Initiatives

Join us for an engaging discussion with two members of the Chief Scientist’s Youth Council: Farah Qaiser and Justine Ammendola. Farah Qaiser is a genomics researcher and science communicator. In this talk, Farah will share the impacts of COVID-19 on Canada’s next generation of scientists and professionals. Farah will draw on both the Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council roundtable consultations as well as the Toronto Science Policy Network’s COVID-19 Graduate Student Survey. Justine Ammendolia is an environmental scientist, science communicator. Justine’s research has covered various aspects of plastic pollution in aquatic environments but took a turn to assess PPE pollution at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Justine will discuss the implications of widespread use and mismanagement of PPE, and share her findings from a collaborative study she conducted in Toronto to map mismanaged PPE and identify potential sources.

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Meeting ID: 824 6083 3862
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