My Work

Explaining science accessibly through video, words and photography.

Documentary filmmaking

Indigenous People Have Always Known About STEM

Telling the story of Actua’s work with Indigenous communities is no small task — the non-profit has been teaching kids across Canada science, technology, engineering and math for 20 years.

Taking the next step, Actua began developing a for-credit, land-based program for high schoolers to learn STEM skills and reconnect with their heritage.

The video was produced, directed, shot, and edited by me.





Featured Work

Fuse Consulting

The future of Alberta’s pine forests after Mountain Pine Beetle

TD Canada

TD & Actua – Digital Skills Building


Teacher Training


Spotlight: Wired that Way


Nagin Cox and Actua’s Outreach Team


Outreach Team – Digital Literacy

Documentary filmmaking

Going where the kids are: land based learning

When I was told I could only pack 25 pounds on the five-seater airplane, I had no idea how I would pack my clothes, camping gear, and video equipment for the two week trip to northern British Columbia.

With one camera, one lens and a whole lot of batteries, I spent two weeks teaching science and filming this documentary. It was a privilege to hear the stories of elders, community members, teachers and kids. Thank you for inviting us onto your land and sharing your stories with us.





Public Speaking

UBC Science Saving Science In Fact-Free Times

In a panel discussion hosted by Dr. Jennifer Gardy — a UBC professor, BCCDC Senior Scientist, Canada Research Chair and CBC host — and featuring Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Klein, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre programs coordinator Michael Unger, and Ph.D. candidate Julia Amerongen Maddison, I discussed my work with Geering Up and chatted science communication. Watch my presentation, and the entire roundtable discussion, from the UBC Faculty of Science Alumni event to hear how I think outreach and effective communication can save science in our fact free world.

Award-winning Journalism

Ada’s Atlantic adventure:
The little robot that could (and almost did)

Follow Ada, the autonomous sailing robot, as she attempts to be the first sailbot to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

My story of how a UBC engineering team’s pride and joy ended up lost in the Atlantic, but united a community across the world won the Canadian Community Newspaper best campus feature story award and was shortlisted for the Canadian University Press’ feature writing award.



Vaping Is Cool, Smoking Is Not: Could Rise Of Teen E-Cig Use Have An Upside?

The Ubyssey

Math could make your toilet paper softer and stronger

WBUR’s CommonHealth

New Alzheimer’s Research Sheds Light On ‘Garbage Collecting’ Proteins

The Ubyssey

What does science have to say about abortions?

The Ubyssey

Professor wins award for equation that is beyond its time

The Ubyssey

Science with Santa: a conversation with UBC’s new president on science, learning and Star Trek

Featured Videos

eng•cite and Science Literacy Week

Spotlight: You’re Invited


Why The Ubyssey is Disendorsing Every Presidential Candidate

Voirelia: A Dance, Psychology, and Philosophy Hub

Behind the Universe of the Brain

The Ubyssey

Month in Review: Echo Chamber

Engineering Stories Vlog

Geering Up

Girls Only Make-a-thon: Tech for Change 2017

Stories I’ve Edited

by Emma Loy

Your sushi habit is hurting the planet and communities around the world

by Moira Wyton

Tip of the iceberg

by Nivretta Thatra

Ubyssey Science’s guide to fighting for science locally

by Arianna Leah Fischer

UBC accepts $1.5 million grant in scientific research and infrastructure

by Nivretta Thatra

Which doctor: Making the right choice in a crowded healthcare industry

By Nivretta Thatra

On the origin of scientists series

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