The Dr. Vibe Show™

Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

On the March 7, 2021 edition of Black Canada Talking™, the guest was Francis Jeffers.

Francis Jeffers is a Graduate of the University of Toronto at Scarborough (1979) with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Political Science. He was employed for 32 years at Sanofi Pasteur in the areas of Quality Control, Production Planning, Materials Management and Purchasing.

Mr. Jeffers’ extracurricular activities are focused in the promotion of Youth Development/Empowerment, Science/Technology and Engineering within the African-Canadian community and low-income communities.

Francis is the Founder/ Curator and Executive Director of the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum (CMIM). CMIM is a federally registered non-profit organization/social innovation organization based in Toronto, whose mandate is to educate and increase the public’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of inventions by individuals from the diverse multicultural communities that make up Canada by collecting, assembling and exhibiting their inventions to the general public through travelling inventions museum.

He is the Founder and past Executive Director of The Visions of Science Network for LearningVisions of Science is an initiative focused on the promotion of Science, Technology and Engineering to the African-Canadian community with a special emphasis on stimulating young people to view the field of Science and Technology as a viable career option.

Francis is a member of the Black Scientist’s Task Force on Vaccine Equity (BSTFVE). BSTFVE helps people from the Black community get accurate information about the vaccines, provide factual research/studies for Afro/Caribbean audiences, clear up myths and address questions/concerns.

During our conversation, Francis talked about:

– Some of his family background and getting his passion for science
– Leaving Dominica and coming to Toronto
– The story behind Visions Of Science (the first Black STEM organization in Canada) which he was part of for twenty-five years
– Living in South Africa for three years
– The story behind Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum
– The impact of the pandemic on the museum’s activities
– Being the best time for Africans in the last thousand years

You can contact Francis via:

Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum
The Visions of Science Network for Learning

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