Veena Deekonda is a respiratory therapist at Toronto Western and McMaster Children’s hospitals. In this interview, she discusses her education at McMaster, internship at Yale and her career path to becoming a respiratory therapist. She also talks about the various options available to people interested in allied health care.
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Dr. Lauri Hicks is the Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship program at the Center For Disease Control. In this interview, Dr. Hicks discusses what a career in public health entails, her internship opportunity at Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), mentors and more importantly, the different opportunities surrounding the government public health care sector for interested individuals. Read More
In this final part, Ms. Padma Srinath talks about the sequence of personality development in early childhood, starting right from birth. She emphasizes the importance of a school's role in nurturing young minds towards building a confident and independent adult. She also suggests how students can identify their passion and know what they want. Read More
In this part, Ms Padma Srinath talks about the Indian education system: her observations and suggestions to ensure personality development in children in the early childhood phase. She also touches upon the need to have the right attitude when it comes to changing careers because in this day and age, careers have a shelf-life. She once again stresses on the importance of nurturing a researching mind, which can go a long way in helping individual career planning in future. Read More
In this part of Episode 2, Ms Padma Srinath talks about how she entered the field of Educational Psychology. She discusses how personality development starts right from birth and stresses on the importance of engaging a young curious mind in preparation for a future career and life experiences. She talks in detail about why she thinks children are the best researchers. Read More
Coming Soon: The next episode of 5 Steps Ahead in The Balancing Act: When one needs to plan a career and Stay Sane! Catch up on early childhood education and research in this chat with Ms. Padma Srinath, an educational psychologist with over 45 years of experience in the field! Read More
Dr. Jennifer Askey is a career coach and the founder of Energized Academic. In this interview, she discusses what career coaching for the academic community entails as well as strategies for structuring short-term goals and future career plans. She is an animal lover (Bella) and it shows in the analogies in the conversations. Eat the frog and eat the elephant one bite at a time. The advice is to the point and her strategies have helped many people reduce mental stress and work successfully towards their career goals. Read More
You are listening to part two of our first episode -- Chat with a Geographer. In this interview series with Dr. Romila Verma -- a geographer teaching at University of Toronto - we will be discussing career opprtunities and some of the environmental education modules that are being developed for the workshops in Water Speaks.
And if you are the curious kind, check out the questions addressed in this podcast in the transcript below! Happy listening, all!
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2. What are some home projects that can be initiated with children interested in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)disciplines?
3. How does one nurture their child's interest, if they are interested in geography or a non-traditional field that is often considered not career-oriented?
In this first of two-part episode" Chat with a geographer", Dr. Romila Verma, an environmental geographer teaching at University of Toronto talks about her educational background and experiences working with water systems in different landscapes around the World. She elaborates on how the power of networking played a major role in her many ventures, such as the Trans Africa Pipeline project. Her message is powerful - Get out of your comfort zone,, talk about your passion and go after your opportunity.
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Dr. Romila Verma is an innovative teacher, researcher, speaker and author, and a leading voice on global water issues. She lectures on water management and environmental science in the Read More
School of the Environment and Department of Geography at the University of Toronto. Dr. Verma received her PhD degree in Environmental Geography from Delhi School of Economics. Her research interests have fostered both the physical and social science perspectives. She firmly believes that today’s youth will benefit from this multidisciplinary thinking to understand and solve complex problems of the world.
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Here's the next installment on our podcast about choosing a career in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Roopali Chaudhary talks to Devika Premkumar about the various options available to students after the different stages of university education.
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As promised, here's the first episode of our Podcast series. Listen in to know what Dr. Roopali Chaudhary has to say about choosing a career in the biological sciences.
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Our first podcast on May 15th will feature Dr. Roopali Chaudhary
We invite you to contribute your questions by May 10th related to career choices in the field of Biology.
Dr. Chaudhary is a post-doctoral fellow in Immunology studying food allergies.She has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology characterizing a transgenic mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and an MSc in genetics and developmental biology studying Drosophila embryogenesis. Read More