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Ive VElikova

LET'S GET EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE!

 

HEY, IT'S ME!

Ive Velikova is a neuroscientist turned science storyteller. Her passion is science communication—making complex science topics fun, quirky, and accessible to all.

During her undergraduate degree, Ive developed her love for studying the brain—one of science's greatest mysteries.

 

After completing her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in April 2018, she set out on a mission to engage the public with science.

 

She stared Science with Ive, an online venue to share science with the world. She also writes and speaks on a variety of important topics, from biology to inclusion in STEM.

Oh, and Ive is pronounced "ee-vee' (like the Pokemon, in case you were wondering! 

 

writing

Ive takes complex science topics and shapes them into clear, captivating science stories.

Let's learn about the world around us, from seahorse mating to the importance of role models in science!

SEAHORSES GIVE A NEW MEANING TO "DAD BOD"

Research

Ive is a seasoned researcher and science communicator. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University in 2018, specializing in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour.

Ive has worked in a variety of exciting laboratory environments throughout her training, from neurolinguistics to cognitive psychology to neuroplasticity. Learn more about her research below!

 

Medical terminology

Inspired by her growing interest in science communication, Ive's honours thesis research explored the impact of “medicalese” terminology on disease perception.

 

Ive created a survey that mixed medical (i.e. androgenetic alopecia) and
lay (i.e. male pattern hair loss) terms.
 Medical terms were perceived as more serious, urgent, and rare than their lay equivalents, even though the same description was provided for both!

 

Turns out, language matters when it comes to health care! Ive presented these exciting findings at several conferences across Canada and the United States.

 

public talks

Science doesn't just belong in the lab—it belongs on stage.
My talks blend research, comedy, and impactful stories to make the science stick!

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Interested in booking me for talk?

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Send me an email and I'd be happy to create a science story to captivate your audience.

THE STORY COLLIDER

JULY 5, 2018

On the first-ever #LGBTSTEMDay, I took the stage at The 519 to open up about identity, coming out, and the lack of queer role models in STEM. Recorded to The Story Collider Podcast in Toronto, Canada.

PNB SYMPOSIUM

MARCH 27, 2018

Undergraduate students who completed an honours thesis in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behaviours presented their posters at McMaster University. Here, I first unveiled the results of my study.

SPARK AFTER DARK

NOVEMBER 16, 2018

On an night of hilarity and science storytelling, I wowed the audience with some unexpected connections between food and the brain!

Hosted by Idea Mosaic and the Royal Canadian Institute of Science.

AOPUTC 2018

APRIL 4, 2018

I had the pleasure of presenting my honours thesis to a room full of undergraduates at the annual Ontario Psychology Undergraduate Thesis Conference, hosted at Ryerson University in Toronto.

PNB TALKS

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

In my talk Snooze to Succeed, I discuss the importance of sleep on health and productivity in teenagers—including a discussion of school start times and evidence-based policy-level changes. Hosted by McMaster IntroPsych.

SCICOMMCAMP

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

I presented my honours thesis research at SciCommCamp, a conference for science communicators in Los Angelos. In doing so, I spoke with scientists from around the world about the impact of medical language.

NEUROXCHANGE

MARCH 27, 2018

NeuroXchange offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn more about neuroscience research at the undergraduate and graduate level. I presented my honours thesis to in a riveting oral presentation.

Researched, written, filmed, and produced by me, my channel answers quirky science questions
through quick, informative videos... with some adventures along the way!

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