150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 14 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on May 21, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

As we wrap up the 14th week of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign, planning for the closing conference is in full swing. The social media campaign continues to introduce inspiring women in STEM fields, past and present, and the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th is your chance to meet some of them. The conference theme is “Success Stories and Strategies for Closing the Gender Gap” and you will hear from women who are working hard to do that.

This conference is designed to bring together women and professionals in STEM for knowledge exchange and as as a learning platform to support diversity and close the gender gap Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear talks from industry-leading professional women, and participate in an interactive panel discussion about challenges and how to succeed in fields in which women have typically been underrepresented. This event will provide an opportunity for open dialogue and will provide tools and strategies for women in STEM and for those who are considering STEM careers in the future.

Get your ticket today to be a part of this exciting and innovative event. You can also donate a ticket to a student who you think would benefit from the opportunity to learn from and network with the speakers, panel members, industry professionals, and other students interested in STEM.

For a preview of the type of inspiring roles models who will be at the event, read about the six successful women in STEM that we introduced over social media this week:

  • Lexi Benson, Aerospace Engineering student
  • Helen Belyea, Navy lieutenant and Canada’s second female Geologist
  • Leslie Bone, Molecular Science PhD student specializing in cancer biology
  • Yaa Otchere, web developer and digital strategist
  • Dr. Brie Edwards, scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
  • Katie Gibbs, co-founder and Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy

Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

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 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian Women in Stem.

Visit the blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. 

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the share these women’s stories.


150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 13 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on May 14, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

Talk about women who lead and women who inspire!

We could not have better examples of women who do both, and more, than the six women that we introduced this week as part of hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM. Profile this week, we have a student researcher studying speech-motor control and communicating data about paediatric health research, plus a young student activist working for a better environment. We have a tech CEO whose products are enabling people to take control of their own heart health, an engineer who works to inspire other engineers in Ontario, and a respected university dean who tirelessly advocates for diversity in STEM in Canada.

The work of all of these women — professors, researchers, students, professionals, and entrepreneurs — is supported by the Canadian Minister of Science, a successful woman in STEM who leads and motivates by example.

You can read more about these six remarkable women and their work here:

  • jeanne Aimey, professional engineer (P.Eng), public speaker, and advocate for the Engineering Profession in Ontario
  • Kirsty Duncan, the Canadian Minister of Science and a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Etobicoke North riding in Toronto
  • Isabella O’Brien, student, scientist and activist working towards a better environment
  • Stephanie Cheung, PhD student and researcher in Biomedical Engineering and the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto
  • Sarah Goodman, CEO of VitalSines, makers of iHeart
  • Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Ryerson University, and promoter of diversity in STEM

 


Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
 to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

Re-post and share and forward!

 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian Women in Stem.

Visit the blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. 

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the share these women’s stories.

150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM: Week 12 Wrap Up

By Jennifer Smith Gray on May 7, 2017 under CanWomenSTEM150

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and it represents a fairly recent grouping of these four disciplines. The focus of STEM has typically been on education — preparing young minds for bright futures in these areas. It’s a pretty broad term and covers a lot within the four disciplines, which can be daunting, especially if you’ve never really considered yourself particularly “techy” or interested in math, and if science and technology are high-level subject areas that don’t mean much to you.

One purpose of the 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM campaign is to showcase some examples of careers in these areas, to show their importance to many aspects of life in Canada, now and for the future, and to illustrate the wide variety of options that are out there that fall within the STEM realm but that might not be what you immediately think of. We especially want to demonstrate to girls that there is room and need for them in these exciting areas — to not be intimidated by stereotypes and old-fashioned notions of STEM careers and who they are for.

So what exactly does a career in STEM look like? You just have to look back at the previous 11 weeks of social media postings for this campaign to get some ideas. The women who are leading the way are inspiring, and the variety of careers and paths is impressive. Just this past week, we’ve showcased women working in engineering, volcanology, biochemistry, cancer research, ecology, and robotics. You can read more about these six unique women and their work here:

 


Get your tickets today for the Canadian Women in STEM Conference on July 15th!

Between now and July 15, follow hEr VOLUTION’s 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to read unique and inspiring stories of Canada’s females who are having an impact in STEM.

Re-post and share and forward!

 Learn more about 150 Days of  Canadian Women in Stem.

Visit the blog for a wrap up of the featured stories each week. 

Use hashtag #CanWomenSTEM150 to help us spread the share these women’s stories.