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Schedule & Program

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4:00pm – 5:00pm Limited number of standby tickets for the public keynote is released (see Registration FAQ for more information)
5:00pm Doors open for keynote for conference attendees only
5:10pm Doors open to general public
5:20pm Doors close; late entrance may not be possible or you may need to wait for a break in the program for admittance. Out of respect for our speakers, please arrive on time.
5:30pm – 7:00pm Public Keynote – The Role of Gender in Science Communication, with Moderator Dr. Jennifer Gardy (Senior Scientists for the BC Centre for Disease Control, 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).
7:00pm – 9:30pm Networking Reception
8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:15am Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Roberta Bondar (Neurologist, scientist, educator, author, photographer, and Canada’s first female astronaut)
10:15am – 10:30am Transition
10:30am – 10:50am Connect Group
10:50am – 11:00am Transition
11:00am – 12:00pm Parallel Session 1
Session 1A: Entrepeneurship: Getting Started on Your Own Session 1B: Navigating Uncharted Waters: Discovering Opportunities Session 1C: Diversity is great – but how do we do it? Idea Exchange 1: How to Apply for Academic Jobs
12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch
World Café 1: Getting to 30 by 30 – Strategy Session
12:45pm – 1:30pm Saturday Lunch Keynote Speaker, Anna Tudela (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Goldcorp Inc)
1:30pm – 1:45pm Transition
1:45pm – 2:45pm Parallel Session 2
Session 2A: Mentorship in the Workplace That Works Session 2B: Dual-ing For Success: Making a Two Career Household Work Session 2C: Ignite Your Career – Getting Unstuck and Getting More of What You Want in Your Career Idea Exchange 2: Cultural Diversity World Café 2:
2:45pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm Parallel Session 3
Session 3A: Leaving the Yellow Brick Road: Alternate Paths to the Emerald City Session 3B: A Cocktail Reception Survival Guide – Networking Out of Your Comfort Zone Session 3C: Managing Up: Helping them Help you World Café 3: Surviving Grad School and Planning for Your Future Career in Academia and Beyond
4:15pm – 4:45pm Reconnect Group
4:45pm – 5:30pm Closing Keynote Speaker, Dr. Amiee Chan (CEO, President, and Director of Norsat International Inc.) + Evaluations
*Kid’s Program: 8:45am – 5:45pm – click here for details.

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