Parmin Sedigh is a high school senior in Canada who enjoys researching and creating content about stem cells and developmental biology. She is also also the VP of Communications at Eye Hope Canada and a Sponsorships Associate at the Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference.
What do we talk about in this episode?
Parmin developed a passion for stem cells and developmental biology. She talks about how she became interested in the subject through The Knowledge Society (TKS) and created blogs and a YouTube channel to explain stem cells to non scientific people.
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio
Parmin's Website: https://parminsedigh.medium.com
Parmin's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHCv6JNpw5oNrf6bAtdA05Q
Gairdner Science Week - The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Annually, seven awards are given: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian. (https://gairdner.org/events/gairdner-science-week-2022/)
In most provinces of Canada, the third Monday in February is observed as a regional statutory holiday, typically known in general as Family Day (French: Jour de la famille)—though some provinces use their own names, as they celebrate the day for different reasons. (Wikipedia)
The Knowledge Society (TKS) helps ambitious young people change the world. TKS offers a 10-month educational accelerator for high school students wherein they'll learn about cutting-edge technologies, growth mindsets that are key to success, and how to use this knowledge to reach their full potential. TKS students also have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from industry-leading experts at companies and organizations like the United Nations, Google, Apple, and more. (https://www.tks.world)