The UBC Women and STEM Conference 2019 is kicking off for the first time this year! Hosted by UBC Young Women for Science, this conference will focus on the role of women in STEM fields in the past, present, and future.
The conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Room 201 of the Hennings Building (6224 Agricultural Road).
Learn more as three invited speakers/panelists share their experiences: Dr. Janis McKenna, UBC Professor and Heavy Quarks, Electroweak Physics and CP Violation researcher; Kristin Wilkes, Chief Information Officer for Capilano University; Dr. Lesley Shannon, SFU School of Engineering Science Associate Professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC & Yukon). Four of the UBC YWfS club members will present as well (View abstracts for their talks on the UBC YWfS website).
Topics will include the stigma and bias women face when pursuing careers in STEM, how the gender gap in STEM can be addressed, and how women in the past and present make a positive impact on the world through STEM.
Registration is $5 for UBC YWfS members, $10 for non-members. Lunch is included with registration, as well as coffee, tea, and snacks for the morning registration and afternoon networking sessions.