Innovators Speaker Series

Innovators Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In honour of Ada Lovelace Day, Science World invites you to celebrate women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through a TED Talk-style experience moderated by CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe, hear from five inspiring women who are making a big impact in STEM. Our speakers will share their thoughts on what it's like to work in STEM fields, and provide insights on how we can be part of the positive change, helping to cultivate talent and promote full inclusion.

Your ticket will include a meet-and-greet reception following the discussion, catered by Culinary Capers with beer and wine provided by Parallel 49 Brewing and Road 13 Vineyards.

Join us early for our partner forum with interactive displays and prize draws from our generous sponsors.

This fundraiser is in support of Science World's Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program.

Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Croft

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development for the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC

Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow Engineers Canada, Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers,  former NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC-Yukon at...

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Jennifer Gardy

Senior Scientist, Molecular Epidemiology, BC Centre for Disease Control

Dr. Jennifer Gardy is both a scientist and science communicator. By day, she is fulfilling her childhood dream of being Dustin Hoffman in "Outbreak", working at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.  As Senior Scientist, Jennifer leads...

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Janet H Kennedy

President, Microsoft Canada

Janet Kennedy is the President of Microsoft Canada. With over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of business solutions, she is focused on Microsoft’s mission of helping people and businesses realize their full potential.

Janet joined Microsoft in 2002 with a concentration on...

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Genevieve L'Esperance

Graduate of McGill University with a BSc joint Major in Computer Science and Biology

Genevieve recently graduated with a BSc Joint Major Computer Science and Biology from McGill University. After learning to code at a young age (determined to use technology to solve global issues related to health and education), she...

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