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Friday, May 29 • 12:55pm - 2:15pm
SHE can STEAM! Breaking barriers and designing programs that support girls and women in STEM | ELLES font tomber les barrières et conçoivent des programmes à l’appui des filles et des femmes du domaine de la science, la technologie, le génie, les arts et

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Girls and women continue to face barriers in their STEAM interests, education, and career aspirations. There are evidence-based approaches that our institutions can use to help influence and counteract these barriers and which will also build confidence and self-efficacy in girls and women. This collaborative session from three institutions (CAGIS, Ingenium, and TWOSE) will provide examples of programs that are successfully supporting girls’ interest in STEAM, share research related to barriers that girls and women face as well as approaches to supporting girls’ interest in STEAM, and inspire participants with ideas, approaches, toolkits and resources that they can use to enhance their own efforts.
Participants will get to break out into groups that will get to explore these activities and then use them to collaborate, design and test out how these can be adapted to programming at their own institutions. All participants will leave the session with an action plan that their institution can use increase confidence in girls and women when it comes to STEAM.

Community Engagement and Outreach;Diversity and Accessibility;Education (informal/formal) and Programming;Science Communication


Les filles et les femmes qui s’intéressent aux STIAM et qui étudient et aspirent à une carrière dans ce domaine se heurtent encore à des obstacles. Pour les aider à surmonter ces obstacles et à gagner en confiance et en auto-efficacité, nos institutions peuvent avoir recours à des démarches fondées sur des données probantes. Cette séance de collaboration entre trois établissements (CAGIS, Ingenium et TELUS World of Science) portera sur les programmes qui appuient l’intérêt des filles pour les STIAM, sur les recherches liées aux obstacles auxquels font face les filles et les femmes et sur les moyens d’appuyer l’intérêt des filles pour les STIAM, et elle inspirera les participantes en leur présentant des idées, des moyens, des trousses d’outils et des ressources qui leur permettront d’améliorer leurs propres efforts.

Les participantes se diviseront en groupes pour explorer ces activités, puis s’en serviront pour collaborer, concevoir et mettre à l’essai des moyens de les adapter à la programmation de leur établissement respectif. Au terme de la séance, les participantes auront chacune un plan d’action que leur établissement pourra suivre pour accroître la confiance des filles et des femmes en ce qui a trait aux STIAM.

Mobilisation et sensibilisation communautaires; Diversité et accessibilité; Éducation (informelle/formelle) et programmation; Communication scientifique


Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko

Founder & President | Fondatrice et présidente, Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)
At the age of 9 in 1992, Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko founded the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS), an award-winning club for girls aged 7 to 16 that supports interest in STEM. Dr. Vingilis-Jaremko has been lauded for her efforts to break stereotypes and make space for... Read More →

Jennifer Gemmell

Staff Scientist, Science Garage | Scientifique, Science Garage, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
Jennifer is Staff Scientist of the Science Garage gallery, which has a makerspace workshop. She has experience in Paleontology, Education and advocating for girls’ pursuit of STEAM. Recently, Jennifer has been working on the re-imagining of the gallery and working on incorporating... Read More →

Marie McConnell

Staff Scientist, Nature Exchange | Scientifique, Nature Exchange,, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
Marie is a nerd, Girl Guide, and science communicator. She encourages science centre staff to get handson, follow their audience’s curiosity, and to allow their passions to fuel their interactions. Marie encourages her Sparks & Guides to stay curious about the world around them... Read More →

Sandra Corbeil

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Networks | Directrice, Partenariats et réseaux stratégiques, Ingenium
Sandra Corbeil is the Director Strategic Partnerships and Networks for Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. A leader in building collaboration and a passionate activist for the integration of social, dynamic, participatory experiences into cultural institutions... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2020 12:55pm - 2:15pm PDT
Ottawa Convention Centre | centre des congrès d'ottawa
  Concurrent Session | Session simultanée
  • Room Number | Numéro de chambre 118 B