Verbal communication is one of the oldest forms of transmitting information. Nothing can quite replace effective in person communication either, and public speaking forms a major part of my job.
The scope of my talks have varied in topics across the sciences, marketing, information management, research, career development and management. I have also served on a number of panels. Below are some (old) videos of events I participated in. Since then I have been an invited lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and various conferences including:
I have spoken at various universities and research institutes, including:
At the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference, in Austin TX, I spoke about the “Changing Library” during a lightning talk session. You can see my full talk in the video below. The video was taken from the audience, so please excuse some of the moving in the beginning.
I have been invited to serve on several career panels at my alma mater, the University of Toronto. It was a pleasure to serve on this International Students Panel in both 2012 and 2013, and a video of part of the event is available here from 2012. More recent events include a 2014 panel at the Department of Immunology Graduate Skills course, and a 2013 panel organized by the career center for students in chemistry.
I was invited to give a Trainee Blast Presentation at the Brain Development Conference in Toronto, Canada in September 2012. Here I briefly spoke about my research on zebrafish behavioural tracking and high throughput analysis. A video of the complete event is available here, and my portion starts at 22:48min.