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Vancouver STEMminist Book Club

February 2, 2020

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Vancouver STEMminist Book club Dagg

In our fifth meeting of the Vancouver STEMminist book club we will be reading “Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure” by Ann Innis Dagg. Join us at Hycroft Manor to discuss the origins of the first, and least well know Canadian girraffe scientist – Ann Innis Dagg. This memoir explores Ann’s trailblazing travels to Africa to observe and study giraffe in the wild. She beat Jane Goodall to Africa by 4 years! This is a must read for anyone – especially to learn about this amazing and accomplished Canadian scientist!!

We will do a quick overview of the book at the beginning of the session followed by a deeper discussion. It is suggested to read the book, but we welcome you to attend and contribute to the discussion either way. All voices and perspectives are welcomed.

“Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure” is available online and in select book stores, and or may be ordered in by your favourite bookstore. Watching the movie is also a great option if you prefer a visual story (Available on Crave if you have a subscription).


About the STEMminist Book Club Vancouver chapter:

The plan is to mirror the STEMminist Bookclub that was started in Australia by Dr. Caroline Ford (@DrCFord). We will aim to read one book every two months followed by an in-person meeting here in Vancouver, BC. You are also able to contribute to the discussion online on twitter @stemminist / #stemministbc (we don’t always read the same book as the online discussion).

If you are interested in the contributions of women to science, learning more about the history of science, and want to talk about some of the issues and stories brought up in the books this is the book club for you!

Update: We have received funds from SCWIST to provide treats! Book lending to come for future events.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free street parking in the surrounding area.

99 bus, walk or bus up Granville St from Broadway to 16th Ave
33 bus, walk up McRae Ave.

What can I bring into the event?

We welcome you to bring your children. Give us a heads up and we will organize a fun activity for your kids.

Tea and Coffee, will be available for purchase from the venue. Bringing your own non-alcoholic drinks is also welcome.

We will have a selection of treats!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


University Women’s Club
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, Canada
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STEMminist Book Club Vancouver