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Ada McVean BSc - Science Communicator

Ada McVean BSc - Science Communicator
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Email address: 
ada.mcvean [at]

Ada has been with McGill's Office for Science and Society (OSS) since 2016 and it has proven to be a perfect fit, as the OSS mandate of “separating sense from nonsense” combines both of her passions; social justice and science. She received her Bachelor of Science, with a double major in bio-organic chemistry, and gender, sexuality, feminist and social justice studies from McGill University in 2019.

Ada is doing her master's degree in the Damha Research Group at McGill University making anti-CRISPR oligonucleotides. She also volunteers with the McGill Chemistry Outreach Group lighting things on fire to teach kids about science, Ottawa-based animal charity No Surrender, and Montreal’s largest no-kill cat shelter, the Animal Rescue Network, giving pills to cats and making funny tweets.

When not writing, Ada spends her time baking, playing video games, and cleaning up after her 16-year-old gecko.

Ada's favourite 3 articles
1. Can Women Ejaculate? That Depends on Whom You Ask.

2. How Do Veterinarians Die?

3. 40 Years of Human Experimentation in America: The Tuskegee Study

You can see all of the articles by Ada here!

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