Emily Agard earned a B.Sc. (honours) in Life Sciences from Queen's University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Toronto.  She taught biology at York University and the University of Toronto at Scarborough before joining Ryerson as an Associate Professor.  Currently, as Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University, she is passionate about making science accessible, engaging and inclusive of all groups.  For over a decade, she has worked with youth from various socioeconomic backgrounds, focusing on youth from vulnerable communities.  She embraces opportunities to speak about learning and applying science in everyday life and various career paths. She recently became the Regional Ambassador for Technovation Girls Toronto. In her spare time, Emily also enjoys music, travel, sports and photography, especially opportunities to combine these interests. She is a first-time dog mom. Her sweet bernedoodle Riley is the Chief Morale Officer on the SciXchange team.

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