Science Story Slams
Story Slams aim to bring together members from diverse communities to engage with science in a fun and accessible ways. Each show features a broad range of speakers (6-7) involved in STEM fields who share personal stories about how science has impacted them. Through storytelling, these events hope to humanize STEM fields that often feel distant to the public. The stories shared also work to challenge stereotypes about the people involved
The narratives presented in these story slams specifically aim to highlight underrepresented groups in the science community. Broad Science hosts these slams in collaboration with our partner Confabulation, Canada’s monthly storytelling showcase that has been running for 8 years. Since 2017, the events have been hosted at the Phi Centre, a virtual reality center in Montreal’s Old Port and played on CKUT 90.3fm, with a select few available as a podcast.
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Start listening to a few stories
Dr. Linda Peltier:
Learning to talk stem cell
"I started learning more and more about stem cells and you know the more you learn, the more you know you know nothing! So what do you do?...you do your PhD!"
From being an orderly to setting up the first cord blood bank in the province at Héma-Québec (second in Canada), listen to Dr. Linda Peltier's inspiring journey that led her to learn the language of cell.