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PhD Candidate, Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary

As a doctoral student at the University of Calgary, she specializes in the intersection of Responsible AI, policymaking, and communication of science and technology. Leslie graduated from the AI Ethics program at the London School of Economics, was part of the inaugural cohort of the University of Montreal-MILA Responsible AI and Human Rights summer course and completed the Alberta Machine Learning Institute (Amii) Kickstart Program. She served as a research consultant at MILA – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, contributing to a project dedicated to promoting gender equality and inclusion in AI. Due to her interests on AI policy she is pursuing the AI Policy Clinic certificate with CAIDP.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Calgary


    Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary, Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship - University of Calgary