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 recently received NSERC PromoScience funding to support a new initiative, Youth Engagement through Soapbox Science (YESS), to connect youth to women who are outstanding in scientific fields. She embraces opportunities to speak about learning and applying science in everyday life and various career paths. In her spare time, Emily also enjoys music, travel, sports and photography, especially opportunities to combine these interests.
Photo: Hilary Gauld photography