Plenary Speaker 2015

Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker 2015

Dawn Hall
Science Communicator

Ms Hall grew up in St. Catharines and went on to earn both her Honours BSc, (Biology, 2002) and PhD (Biology, 2007) from Brock University.  She then spent four years in Vancouver working as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the University of British Columbia.   While in Vancouver she also volunteered for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, serving as a Team Leader, Event Services in the Athlete’s Village.

Throughout her time at Brock and UBC, Dawn developed a passion for science communication through journal publications, conference presentations and outreach such as peer tutoring and mentoring undergraduate students.  In 2012, Dawn turned her attention to science communication as a career path, taking a job at the Ontario Science Centre as a host where she communicated science to the general public. Concurrently, she began writing a weekly science blog.

Dawn is currently a researcher within the department of Science Content and Design at the Ontario Science Centre, where she works with a multi-disciplinary team to conceptualize and develop interactive exhibits and innovative programs to make science fun, accessible and engaging for the general public. In this role, she also researches and writes copy panels to support the exhibits on the floor, allowing her to combine her love of science, research and communication.