Dr. 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.
Under her leadership, SciXchange has become a forerunner in science outreach and communication. To date, SciXchange has engaged 7,600 youth in hands-on science activities and interacted with over 12,000 members of the general public through special events and initiatives. Emily has galvanized the support of departments throughout Ryerson to coordinate and enhance outreach efforts into the community.