Category Archives: media

Science Communication: Community Based Research

May 28, 2018 — This is the audio of a lecture I gave to a graduate class in Community Outreach and Media Relations in the Sciences. It was recorded using my bluetooth microphone, so the audio quality is not as great as it could be.  A PDF of the class slides (with most photos removed) can be accessed here.

During the class, I conducted a simulated data collection exercise wherein a hat was passed around and students were asked to write questions on pieces of paper. Here are the ones that were legible:

 

P.S. we have armpit hair because it’s a scent trap.

Q&A With Communications Expert Neil Hrab

Raywat Deonandan and Neil Hrab, National Press Club, Washington DC, Dec 31 2001
Raywat Deonandan and Neil Hrab, National Press Club, Washington DC, Dec 31 2001

 

Feb 9, 2015 — Had a great conversation with my old friend Neil Hrab today, which was broadcast live on Youtube for the blogger-journalists of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. Continue reading Q&A With Communications Expert Neil Hrab

Cafe Scientifique: Borders, Babies & Body Parts

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On May 7, 2014, Dr Ron Labonte, Dr Raywat Deonandan and filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock met at the Heart and Crown pub to speak to the public about issues in medical tourism.  The discussion was moderated by Dr Valorie Crooks.

The brochure for the event is here. My blog post leading up to the event is here.

You can watch the video on Youtube:

Or listen to the audio:

A Review of the New “Cosmos” with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Elements of this review were reproduced in the Huffington Post article, “The World Needed the Return of ‘Cosmos'”

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Back in 1979, I was a 12 year old immigrant kid, youngest in a busy and stressed house of 7 people, and attending an inner city middle school in Toronto, which was not exactly the model of academic excellence (but which was, as an aside, the model for the TV show, DeGrassi Junior High). Continue reading A Review of the New “Cosmos” with Neil DeGrasse Tyson