Virtual Event for International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Feb 10th

Free virtual learning event for your kiddos! Friday, Feb 10th, 10-11am ET! Register here!

Details below from Heather Sherman from UHN:

On February 10th from 10-11am ET, the Krembil Research Institute at UHN will be hosting our 3rd annual virtual event in support of International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This free, public event is open to the public and geared toward middle school, high school and early university age students of all genders and affiliations.

Students will hear from trailblazing Krembil scientists who are working on discoveries that could help solve arthritis, vision and brain diseases. Our speakers have received science communication training to speak about their research in an accessible and engaging way with students of all ages.

There will also be a panel discussion at the end, where our speakers will answer pre-submitted questions from students and teachers about their path to science, their day-to-day routines, as well as questions relating to their particular area of study/research (to submit questions, teachers are asked to register for an ‘educator ticket’ at the link below).

Click here to register (note: registrants will also be provided with a recorded link).

We would love your support in helping to spread the word to your community (social-friendly poster attached and please feel free to share our tweet about the event)!

Here is a bit more background on the event:

Teaser video from 2022 event

Full 2021 event (featuring Mayim Bialik and Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence for 2021)

Full 2022 event (featuring Amy Poehler and teen scientist Gitanjali Rao, TIME magazine’s first ‘Kid of the Year’)

Our Speakers:

  • Dr. Karen Davis is a senior scientist with the Krembil Brain Institute at UHN and Head of the Division of Brain Imaging & Behaviour. She is a pioneer in using advanced imaging to investigate acute and chronic pain in the brain, as well as an avid hockey player.
  • Amina Adama is a 4th year PhD student in Dr. Jeremy Sivak’s lab at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at UHN. She is currently investigating a novel molecule called Lipoxin B4 and its role in glaucoma. Amina is also active in student outreach and science communication initiatives.
  • Laura Passalent is a certified Advanced Practitioner in Arthritis Care with the Schroeder Arthritis Institute at UHN. Her research focuses on the rehabilitation and education of patients living with spondyloarthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis, as well as changing models of care to help patients have better outcomes. Laura is also a world traveler.
  • Our moderator, Mary Ito, is a long-time and beloved Canadian broadcaster, having hosted CBC radio programs “Fresh Air” and “Living in Toronto.” Mary is also the founder of CRAM, a one-night event designed to showcase innovative research and researchers from Toronto’s four universities and host of the CRAM podcast, ‘Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed.’