Role Playing with Genetics

Genome BC Geneskool supports educators by connecting grade 9-12 students to cutting-edge genetic research. We currently offer several in-person and virtual workshops, along with resource downloads and field trips. You students can solve an outbreak, a murder mystery, or simply deepen their understanding of current issues in genomics. Best part? Everything is completely free! Book now.

New in 2022: Genomics and Society Workshops

These workshops tackle complex, place-based issues in genomics through multiple lenses: government, industry, society, and science.  Focused on bringing social and emotional learning into the conversation about genomics and society, students will explore the grey zone of complex issues. Through a powerful role-playing workshop, students will engage with each other as members of BC's community, coming together to make big decisions about big problems.

Sessions

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Presenters

  • Genome British Columbia
    Alex Chattwood

    Alex Chattwood works with volunteer scientists to support the formal education system through Genome BC’s Geneskool program. Alex believes in an inquiry-based approach to learning and works to provide engaging hands-on activities that build students’ scientific thinking and communication skills.

    Alex holds a PhD in genetics from the University of Manchester, UK, and moved into education after working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. Leaving behind his slime mold research wasn’t easy, but Alex learned a great deal about science communication and education after a combined 3 years with TELUS World of Science Edmonton and Science World British Columbia.

  • Madelyn Jones

    Based in the traditional and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ people, Madelyn Jones (she/her) is the Education Outreach Coordinator at https://www.genomebc.ca/. Madelyn also works as a science teacher in the province of British Columbia and sits as an advisor on the https://www.youthclimatecorps.com/ with the goal to expand the curiosity and research skills of the next generation through inquiry and place-based learning. Currently, Madelyn is pursuing her https://www.royalroads.ca/programs/master-science-environment-and-management