Knowledge Drives Action. Help Us Liberate it.
The modern flow of information is overwhelming and encoded in jargon. Experts can decode subsections, but this knowledge is rarely communicated to the public, or even between experts. At eParliament, we believe that collaboration requires communication, and that in the 21st century, collaboration is required for innovation.
Our vision is the creation of a new public institute that catalyzes innovation through citizen and expert engagement.
Our mission is to work with academics to publish open-access expert knowledge in simple language.
Our values are:
1. Intellectual Diversity
2. Promoting Young Academics
3. Emphasizing Political Engagement
eParliament is a not-for-profit organization created by a collective of scientists, consultants and artists inspired by the foundational strength of Canadian Parliament - unanticipated solutions to complex problems are created when different perspectives collaborate.
Help us share knowledge with the Public-join our team as a volunteer editor! email@example.com
Gianni M. Castiglione, Ph.D., co-founder, Executive Director. Gianni is a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, investigating the functional genomics of retinal degenerative diseases. He was a 2018 Harvard University Junior Fellow Nominee, and has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, with research in PNAS, Evolution and eLife. firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie M. Prezioso, Ph.D., Senior Editor. Stephanie has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is enthusiastic about improving science education and is a Scientific Liaison at the Toronto tech startup, BenchSci email@example.com
Benjamin Scott, Ph.D., Director of Research. Ben has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, applying synthetic biology to discover new drugs. He founded SynBio Canada, the McMaster iGEM team, and has lead several academic student unions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Adilson Candundo, co-founder and Director of Finance. Adilson is an accountant working in the private sector. email@example.com
Joshua Butera, Creative Lead. Josh is a photographer and artist based in Vancouver, interested in communicating political and social analyses through online media. firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Coburn, co-founder. Frank is an IT Security Consultant with a background in software development and academic philosophy. He has built a career as a consultant to companies in the financial, telecommunication, insurance, and public sectors.
Maedeh Roodpeyma, Ph.D. Maedeh is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the application of supercritical fluids for treatment of oil contaminated wastes. She is also a Co-founder of SCFCan, a startup company aimed at recovering valuable components using supercritical fluids.