Explaining science accessibly through video, words and photography.
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.
The future of Alberta’s pine forests after Mountain Pine Beetle
TD & Actua – Digital Skills Building
Spotlight: Wired that Way
Nagin Cox and Actua’s Outreach Team
Outreach Team – Digital Literacy
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.
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.
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?
Math could make your toilet paper softer and stronger
New Alzheimer’s Research Sheds Light On ‘Garbage Collecting’ Proteins
What does science have to say about abortions?
Professor wins award for equation that is beyond its time
Science with Santa: a conversation with UBC’s new president on science, learning and Star Trek
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
Month in Review: Echo Chamber
Engineering Stories Vlog
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