Globe and Mail highlights RAC member’s “zest for science”

Image: Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Research Advisory Council member, 2004 and 2006 Trainee Award recipient
Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Research Advisory Council member, 2004 and 2006 MSFHR Trainee Award recipient

As her Twitter profile puts it, Dr. Jennifer Gardy is an actual scientist and also plays one on TV.

In her day job, Gardy heads the Genome Research Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control, but she is also an avid science communicator whose passion for discovery comes across through social media and her role as a co-host of CBC’s “The Nature of Things.”

A new profile in The Globe and Mail explores the MSFHR Research Advisory Council member’s unabashed love of epidemiology and the many channels through which she expresses it. The article shows how an emerging generation of scientists is increasingly comfortable using the internet and a variety of new media to communicate about research.