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Dr. Kalina Kamenova is an engaged scholar, who founded the Canadian Institute for Genomics and Society to advance public knowledge of ethical and policy dilemmas arising from the emerging genomic, stem cell and assisted reproductive technologies and increase social responsibility in biomedical research and innovation. She has previously held an Assistant Professor appointment in the Bachelor of Arts and Science Program at Trent University, where she developed an integrated curriculum in the area of science, technology and society bridging the divide between the humanities and the sciences. Prior to this faculty position, she contributed to large-scale multidisciplinary projects in health law and science policy, focusing on the emerging technologies, as an Academic Research Associate in the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. Dr. Kamenova also served as the Inaugural Research Director of the Center for Public Involvement at the University of Alberta - a community-university partnership for excellence in the scholarship and practice of public involvement, and was appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Extension. In this role, she led multiple participatory research projects and collaborated with the City of Edmonton on public engagement initiatives on municipal policy issues such as Internet voting, climate change, urban food, and youth civic participation. Dr. Kamenova received her PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University in Toronto in 2012, with a dissertation on the public communication and bio-politics of human embryonic stem cell research in the United States and the European Union. Her research has received international recognition through numerous publications in high-impact journals and speaking engagements. She has developed and taught courses in bioethics, science and technology studies, science communication, scientific controversies, and scientific and technical writing at McMaster University, Trent University, York University, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.