Knowledge Drives Action. Help Us Liberate it.

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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.  

Submit an IdeaProposal , or Written Three Minute Thesis and help us build a new public good that makes expert knowledge accessible.


 Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Federal Minister of Science, and eParliament Director, Dr. Gianni M. Castiglione, discussed eParliament at the  9th Canadian Science Policy Conference  in Ottawa, Nov 2 2017. Gianni was an  Honoured Participant  in the 3rd Annual Youth Award of Excellence.

Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Federal Minister of Science, and eParliament Director, Dr. Gianni M. Castiglione, discussed eParliament at the 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, Nov 2 2017. Gianni was an Honoured Participant in the 3rd Annual Youth Award of Excellence.

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


Our Team

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!  join@eparliament.ca

 

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Gianni M. Castiglione, Ph.D., co-founder, Executive Director.  Gianni is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, investigating the molecular genetics of retinal degenerative diseases. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, with research in PNAS and Evolution. He has led community-building projects across Canada and was a 2018 Harvard University Junior Fellow Nominee. gcastiglione@eparliament.ca

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Stephanie M. Prezioso, Ph.D., Senior Editor. Stephanie has a Ph.D. in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Toronto. She is enthusiastic about improving science education and is a Scientific Liaison at BenchSci sprezioso@eparliament.ca

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Benjamin Scott, Director of Research. Ben is a Ph.D. candidate at 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. bscott@eparliament.ca

 
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Adilson Candundo, co-founder and Director of Finance. Adilson is an accountant working in the private sector. acandundo@eparliament.ca

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Joshua Butera, Creative Lead. Josh is a photographer and artist based in Vancouver, interested in communicating political and social analyses through online media. jbutera@eparliament.ca

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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.

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Manjari Murthy, M.Sc., M.B.A. Manager of Strategic Development. Manjari is a Product Manager at Cubresa Inc. She is eager to help build a bridge between academia, policymakers, and the public.

Editors

  • 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.