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Welcome to the Sci Comm and Civic Tech podcast where our guests help explain scientific concepts to the masses AND how technology is solving complex problems in communities and government alike.

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Welcome to the Sci Comm and Civic Tech podcast where our guests help explain scientific concepts to the masses AND how technology is solving complex problems in communities and government alike.

    Bonnie Schmidt: Let's Talk Science and Teaching STEM at Home

    Bonnie Schmidt: Let's Talk Science and Teaching STEM at Home

    Bonnie Schmidt from Let's Talk Science explains:How she started Let's Talk Science during her PhD 27 years agoHow funding for science research has expanded compared to the 1990sHow the rules around science communication have shifted compared to 15 year...

    • 17 min
    Mathew Brown: COVID-19, Flattening the Curve and the Global Surge of Data Visualization

    Mathew Brown: COVID-19, Flattening the Curve and the Global Surge of Data Visualization

    Mathew Brown a Scientific Data Visualization Specialist and founder of the Hakia Institute in British Columbia explains:What is data visualization and why this is a remarkable moment its historyWhat is Github and how are organizations sharing data about...

    • 23 min
    Caroline Colijn: COVID-19 in British Columbia and the MAGPIE Research Group's Mathematical Modelling

    Caroline Colijn: COVID-19 in British Columbia and the MAGPIE Research Group's Mathematical Modelling

    Caroline Colijn from SFU’s MAGPIE Research Group in British Columbia speaks about her team’s work on COVID-19 Mathematical Modelling in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control and:Contact tracing options: their pros, cons and technological...

    • 32 min
    Tom Masterson: Caregiver Support Technologies and the Liquidity of Geography

    Tom Masterson: Caregiver Support Technologies and the Liquidity of Geography

    Tom Masterson discusses their new digital product Blue, the community assistant thatorganizes ongoing community support for caregivers and their supporters, in a way that is sustainable and rewarding. Resources:Tom...

    • 29 min
    Luke DeCoste and Renée LeVangie: Government Cloud Software in Canada with Proof

    Luke DeCoste and Renée LeVangie: Government Cloud Software in Canada with Proof

    Proof's platform helps governments with COVID-19 programming and Business Continuity Planning:https://proofgov.com/Renée LeVangie:https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneelevangie/Luke DeCoste:https://www.linkedin.com/in/ldecoste/Summary:Renee and Luke explain...

    • 24 min
    Ryan Androsoff: Digital Government in Canada and the Race to Maintain Public Trust

    Ryan Androsoff: Digital Government in Canada and the Race to Maintain Public Trust

    The next Institute on Governance Event with Ryan Androsoff and Ottawa Civic Tech will be online:WHEN:Tuesday, May 5, 20202:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT5:30 PM to 7:30 PM ESTVirtual Policy Crunch: The Future of Digital Governance in a Post-Pandemic WorldSIGN...

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