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Advancing Women in STEAM

March 8, 2019

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Advancing women in STEAM

Join us at Anvil Centre as we celebrate Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with speakers and panels to explore what’s working, what we need, and how we can connect the dots. This regional conversation features representation from government, non-profits, academia, and private business.


8:00am to 9:00am – Registration and Networking

9:00am to 9:15am – Welcoming

9:15am to 9:30am – Opening Address from the Honourable Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions

9:30am to 10:30am – Panel 1: Why Does Industry Need STEAM?Moderated by Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver – Lonsdale, P.Eng, MM. Panelists include: Sarah Clark (Fraser River Pile and Dredge), Jay-Ann Gilfoy (Vancity Community Investment Bank), and Kailyn Skuban (Innovate BC).

10:45am to 12:00pm – Panel 2: When Barriers Collide.Moderated by Denise Williams (First Nations Technology Council). Panelists include: Sandra Brynjolfson (BC Women in Trades), Liza Bautista (Immigrant Services Society of BC) and Sarah Leamon (WACL-BC and the Coven Club).

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm to 2:00pm – Presentation. The Role of Emotion in Learning with Dr. Gillian Judson (CIRCE SFU) The necessity of play for adults, and how to shift from imagining ideas and doing nothing with them to actually innovating. Investigates her concept of “perfinkers”: perceive, feel and think. Pushes you to think about feelings in your education or workplace. Some group work and discussion involved.

2:00pm to 3:00pm – Panel 3: Holding Space For STEAM – Moderated by Sarah Lubik (SFU Innovates). Panelists: Maureen McRae- Stanger (New Westminster Schools), Kate Armstrong (Emily Carr University of Art and Design), Jennifer Thompson (Angel Investor, Board Director, and Start-Up Executive)

3:00pm to 4:00pm – Closing KeynoteAoife Mac Namara, Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology, Simon Fraser University


March 8
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, Canada
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