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Friday Keynote Panel

Introduction by President Toope

Dr. Aimee Chan

Saturday keynote

Friday Reception

Friday night reception.

Friday Night Keynote Panel

The Role of Gender in Science Communication Panel  

Dr. Roberta Bondar

Keynote Speech
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Presenting sponsor:

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Platinum sponsors:



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Thank you to everyone who participated in Creating Connections, a conference for supporting and enabling a meaningful dialogue about the participation of women in Science, Engineering and Technology. We hope you enjoy these pictorial highlights of this event.

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Keynote features:

  • Friday public keynote (see Registration FAQ for standby ticket information): The Role of Gender in Science Communication panel discussion, with Moderator Dr. Jennifer Gardy (Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control, and recurring guest host for Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel) and panelists:
    • Bob McDonald (Host of CBC Radio One's Quirks and Quarks);
    • Dr. Carin Bondar (Host for Discovery International and blogger for Scientific American); and
    • Cam Cronin (Public Programmer, HR MacMillan Space Centre).
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar (the world's first neurolgist in space and Canada's first female astronaut).
  • Anna Tudela (Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp Inc.).
  • Dr. Amiee Chan (CEO, Norsat).

Other Highlights:

  • Conference session topics include Entrepreneurship, Job Searching (Academic and Industrial), Mentorship, Work/Life Balance, and Networking
  • Conference presenters include company CEOs and managers, university professors, and career coaches.
Creating Connections: Working Together to Transform Our World will bring together over 250 people for a full day of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration. By supporting and enabling a meaningful dialogue about the participation of women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), we build capacity for individuals and organizations to engage in transformative and long-lasting change. We will create a place where everyone can belong. Creating Connections is for everyone who wants to engage in a dialogue about diversity in SET disciplines: men and women, students, industry professionals, academics, people in career transition, managers and HR professionals, and people from the wider community. Our discussion will be broad, and topics will be applicable to more than one situation or group.

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