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New Year, New Challenges, New Beginnings

Monday, August 19th, 2019

As we are enjoying the last weeks of summer, many of us start thinking about the new academic year. This is always an exciting time for teachers, students, university professors, and families. This is also a perfect time to ask ourselves about our personal goals for the next year. What would we like to achieve […]

The Matilda Effect

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Last December I was interviewed by Lisa Keller from the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Lisa wanted to hear my view on the Matilda Effect and what in my view is going on with women in science today. Most importantly, she wanted to hear how current situation it is reflected in science teacher education. The […]

Science Outreach – Why it matters

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

On May 3, 2017 I visited Richmond public library for a special outreach event for the general public. It was a rainy day and I had to carry a big box of science demonstrations with me. It was one of the volunteering events I have been involved it since I came to British Columbia almost […]

38th UBC Physics Olympics

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

On March 5th, 2016 we held a 38th UBC Physics Olympics. It was a very successful event. I would like to share a letter I have written to the Physics Teachers who came with their teams to participate in the event. I think the letters speaks to why physics outreach matters so much. Dear BC Physics […]

Tim Hunt, sexism and what we can do about it…

Friday, June 12th, 2015

As I am reflecting on the entire story that followed from the Tim Hunt’s sexist comments at the women’s event in Korea, I keep thinking that what has transpired from the event might be very positive. First of all, the forum where he said it shows that he holds these believes so deeply that he […]

Teaching in BJ: Week 1 Impressions

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

I have finished teaching Week 1 of the course. What an exciting experience. I am very inspired by what I saw here. Most importantly, I realized that good teaching has no borders. Here is what Chinese teachers found most useful:] 1) PhET simulations 2) Clickers 3) Logger Pro – sensors 4) Games and Group work […]

ICWIP 2014 Conference

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

We just finished our international STEM 2014 Conference and I am thinking of the International Women in Physics Conference that we will host at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada: I am honoured to be invited to this conference as a panelist Panel ICWIP Invitation Panel. In our panel we will discuss the issue faced by women in […]

STEM 2014 Conference at UBC: The Countdown

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

  In a few days May will be over and summer will begin! I know, the summer is not going to be officially here till June 21st, but for me, the summer starts on June 1st and ends on August 31st. This year we are planning a very exciting summer filled with STEM (Science, Technology, […]

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I do not often post these kind of posts in my blog, as I deliberately decided to focus on mathematics and science education. However, the article I am referring to here deals with the issues that are relevant to many mathematics and science educators who are women, so it does fit. It is also relevant […]

5th International Women in Physics Conference -August 2014 at Wilfid Laurier University in Canada

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We have very exciting news: 5th International Women in Physics Conference will take place in -August 2014 at Wilfid Laurier University in Canada. We hope you will help us advertise it, so we can invite amazing women in physics to come to Canada, report on their research, share their experiences and try to figure out […]

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