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Benjamin D. Fedoruk Podcast

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In this podcast, Benjamin D. Fedoruk breaks down interesting research topics with other researchers in a variety of fields.

In this podcast, Benjamin D. Fedoruk breaks down interesting research topics with other researchers in a variety of fields.

Location:

Canada

Description:

In this podcast, Benjamin D. Fedoruk breaks down interesting research topics with other researchers in a variety of fields.

Language:

English

Contact:

807-630-5512


Episodes

The Human Experience, with Ab Thaivalappil

1/21/2022
In this episode of the Benjamin D. Fedoruk Podcast, I had a wonderfully insightful conversation with Ab Thaivallapil. I'm currently working under the supervision of Ab at the STEM Fellowship Journal. Ab is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph, with expected completion in 2023. In 2013, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Wilfred Laurier University. Following this, in 2017, he completed his Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational...

Duration:00:56:01

Studying Supports for People with Disabilities, with Jaimi Plater

11/25/2021
In this episode of the Benjamin D. Fedoruk Podcast, I was so excited to get to catch up with a friend from high school -- Jaimi Plater. This episode centered around some of the political science-based research which Jaimi has been conducting as of late, pertaining to optimal ways to help those with disabilities. She discusses a more social scientific style of research, which constrasts well with my typical scientific style. I think this episode will prove useful for anyone interested in...

Duration:00:59:17

The Black Box of Publishing, with Joe Pold

10/29/2021
Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Joseph Pold. I met Joe through some common work we’re currently doing at the Journal for Medical Internet Research, or JMIR. Joe is the Head of Marketing Insights and Analysis at JMIR Publications, based out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Geology in 2016 from the University of Pittsburgh, and then began his career as an Editorial Intern at John Wiley and Sons. There, he worked for several years, eventually becoming the...

Duration:00:51:24

Better Living Using Stem Cells, with Parmin Sedigh

10/4/2021
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to speak today with Parmin Sedigh. This was an incredibly interesting conversation with a high school student who has done extensive research in the field of stem cells. As is apparent in our discussion, my knowledge of stem cells is extremely lacking. I most certainly learned quite a bit from Parmin.

Duration:00:42:44

Manganese Dioxide Supercapacitors, with Naida Tania

8/13/2021
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Naida Tania. Naida is entering her final year of undergraduate study at Ontario Tech University, studying computer science with a data science specialization. She has acted as a teaching assistant for the two Programming Workshop courses, teaching C++, at the university, which is where I met her. She has also acted as a peer tutor throughout her university career, providing one-on-one academic support to students. Naida has done internships at IBM,...

Duration:00:59:37

Let There Be Sight, with Michael Lombardo

8/7/2021
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Michael Lombardo. Michael acted as a teaching assistant for my Computer Architecture course, which is where I first met him. We had some interesting conversations throughout the semester. He will be teaching my Data Structures course next semester, as a sessional lecturer. Michael received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, with a Data Science specialization, from Ontario Tech University in 2019, and has continued to receive his Masters...

Duration:01:03:33

Impacts of the Quantum World, with Anish Verma

7/31/2021
Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Anish Verma. I first met Anish earlier this year; he was organizing the 2021 Undergraduate Big Data Challenge, through his role as the Chief Data Officer at STEM Fellowship. At STEM Fellowship, he leads the data science division, directing the organization's data analytics to improve internal operations, and he oversees the organization of the National Big Data Challenge program, empowering youth to use data science in an interdisciplinary setting....

Duration:00:55:03

Moderating Social Media Democratically, with Kai Fucile Ladouceur and Russell Frost

7/30/2021
Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with a team of researchers with whom I've worked closely over the past few months. Together as a group of first- and second-year students, we participated in the 2021 Undergraduate Big Data Challenge hosted by the STEM Fellowship, where we won the first place honour, being awarded the JMIR Infodemic Innovation Award. We wrote a paper titled "The Plebeian Algorithm: A Democratic Approach to Censorship and Moderation" which is currently being published....

Duration:00:53:49