In a surprising move by one of Canada’s top universities, a popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer @rogerstanfordo has recently been hired to teach physics remotely. Twitch is an American live-streaming website owned by Amazon. As of February 2020, it had 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with 1.4 million average concurrent users. Twitch is most known for hosting video game and e-sports competitions, but recently celebrities like T-Pain, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jagmeet Singh have taken to the platform as well. “No, I don’t know anything about physics really. I mean, I can talk to you … Continue reading Twitch Streamer awarded full professorship, starts teaching physics this semester
On a late Thursday afternoon in November, I excitedly skimmed through the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) program, planning out my conference sessions for the following week. My eyes quickly darted to session titles with the words “Mis-information” “Polarization” and “Distrust”. Continue reading Polarization: What does it mean for science communication and decision making? by Sarah Turner
LISTEN Hello and welcome to Random walk episode 27. This week you will be hearing from PhD Candidate and science writer Francesco Zangari. Francesco is finishing his PhD on Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, and recently attended ComSciCon-GTA, a conference on communicating science for researchers local to the Greater Toronto Area. This is another 2-parter, and this week we will be talking a bit about Francesco’s research, competitiveness in science, lab safety with COVID, and social media for communicating science. In part two, we are going to dig more into science writing. But before we get into that, … Continue reading Random Walk 27: Francesco Zangari on ComSciCon-GTA (pt 1) + Havana Syndrome?