CANCELLED due to COVID-19: UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2020

The  goal of this conference is to advance dialogue around gender inclusion and equality in STEM fields, specifically with regards to women and other gender-oppressed communities, and equip attendees with the inspiration and motivation to tackle the STEM gender gap in their own spheres. Topics will include the stigma and bias women and gender-oppressed communities face when pursuing careers and education in STEM, how gender-oppressed communities have made a positive impact on the world through STEM, how the gender gap in STEM can best be addressed through policy and innovation, and the societal, health and economic impacts of addressing this gap.





Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Steph van Willigenburg, Professor of Mathematics, UBC
  • Dhalie Patara, Director of Finance & Paloma Corvalan, Director of Youth Engagement with Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
  • Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, Associate Professor, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse, UBC Faculty of Medicine & Physical Therapy
  • Selena Wilson, Principal Project Manager at Mott MacDonald
  • Cybele Negris, co-founder and CEO of, the first .ca registrar
  • The Girl Guides of Canada – BC Council
  • UBC Young Women for STEM members

The conference will encourage collaboration across disciplines and experience levels. It is open to anyone! We look forward to having male and female STEM students, faculty, staff, and professionals at the conference. Attendees are invited to learn, share, and collaborate by providing the opportunity to partake in workshops and engage with speakers during the panel session.

Lunch will be served. 

Further information and conference details:

Registration is online through Showpass at the following link:

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