A podcast by Elect STEM - we seek to demystify running for political office for scientists and engineers.
Periodically Political Bonus Track 3 - S1E16 - Jill Green
Our guest on this episode is the Honourable Jill Green, who is Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in New Brunswick. She was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in 2020 to represent the riding of Fredericton North. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
Periodically Political Bonus Track 2 - S1E15 - Mona Nemer
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Mona Nemer, who is the Chief Science Advisor to Canada's Prime Minister, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Cabinet. Before becoming the Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Nemer was Professor and Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa and Director of the school’s Molecular Genetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from McGill University and did post-doctoral training in molecular biology at the Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montréal and Columbia University.
Periodically Political Bonus Track 1 - S1E14 - Phil De Luna
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Phil De Luna, who is currently the Green Party of Canada Candidate for Toronto-St. Paul's. Dr. De Luna is a scientist and carbontech innovator who is currently on leave from his role as a Director at the National Research Council of Canada to run for office.
Periodically Political - S1E13 - Season 1 Recap
In this episode we have the founders of Elect STEM (and the hosts of Periodically Political) Darren Anderson, Monika Stolar and Chris Caputo discuss their favourite memories from the first season and provide some insights into what to expect in Season 2!
Periodically Political - S1E12 - Reza Moridi
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Reza Moridi, who served as Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, for a period, held both portfolios concurrently. Dr. Moridi is a graduate of Tehran University, Iran (BSc and MSc) and Brunel University London, UK (MTech and PhD).
Periodically Political - S1E11 - Preston Manning
Our guest on this episode is Preston Manning, who served as a member of Parliament from 1993 to 2001. He was also Leader of the Opposition from 1997-2000 and during this time he was his party's science and technology critic. He has an interest in science policy, being a strong supporter of the Canadian Science Policy Conference since it's inception.