Neuroscientist and public school advocate Dr. Wing Kar Li examines the current state of Alberta’s public education and explains what we should be paying attention to right now. Wing discusses how current policy is moving Alberta public education backwards & why education should be a top priority when in next year’s election. Her advocacy in education and how she’s using her voice to activate social change for the good. And how learning is contextual & involves connectivity between one memory to the next.
About Dr. Wing Kar Li
Dr. Wing Kar Li (She/her) is a parent, a neuroscientist who specialises in memories, and the communications director of SOS Alberta (Support our Students, Alberta). SOS Alberta is Alberta’s public education advocates, fighting for the right of all children to an equitable and accessible public education system.
Wing grew up just outside of Edmonton and attended K-12 public schools in Stony Plain, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta, graduating with a BSc in Psychology & Biology. She holds an MSc and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge.
She has taught at the post-secondary level and has worked with science education and knowledge translation initiatives. Through her current volunteer work, she hopes to help draw public awareness to the interconnections between social inequities and advocate for a truly universally accessible public education system for all students.
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