Ontario Science Centre: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Join us on February 9 for special hands-on activities, speakers and presentations to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Challenge implicit biases, widen your perspective on what makes a great scientist and imagine your future in STEM.

What’s this day about?

Science informs our present and our future, addressing issues that our society faces. More than ever today, the world needs science, and science needs women in all fields to bring different perspectives and solutions to global problems.

Celebrate women and girls in science with us!

Curiosity Café

How do your assumptions shape your world? Participate in fun, hands-on activities in a relaxed café setting. Explore your own mindset and how you make decisions. Ask questions, share thoughts and connect with others.

Guest speaker: Ana Sofia Barrows, Project coordinator, equity, diversity and inclusion at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Maker Bean Café, Level 2

Spotlight on Women in Science Special Event

Guest speakers share their personal stories, demonstrate the wide variety of career opportunities in STEM and answer your questions.
Farah Qaiser, Graduate student, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, and President of Toronto Science Policy Network
Eden Hennessey, PhD in Social Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, and creator of #DistractinglySexist, #DistractinglyHonest, #TurningTablesinSTEM interactive photo exhibits
Ive Velikova, MSc candidate in Science Communication, Laurentian University, neuroscientist and YouTuber

HotZone, Level 6

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (Registration full. Waitlist available.)

According to a 2011 study by Wikimedia Foundation, 90 percent of all Wikipedia editors are male. This has led to Wikipedia having fewer and less extensive articles about women or topics that are important to women.

To combat this gender gap, register for the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help improve coverage of women in science.

Meet in the HotZone, Level 6

Photo-research Exhibit: #TurningTablesinSTEM

Get to know women and girls in science and their allies—without the white lab coats. This exhibit, created by one of our guest speakers, Dr. Eden Hennessey, features 14 women and girls in science, aged nine to 86. This work asks viewers to focus on the scientists themselves, their research—and what they want to say.

All day
HotZone, Level 6

Who can attend: Everyone
Activities are included with regular admission. Parking is available for $10 per vehicle (member discount applies).
Not required except for the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre
Ontario Science Centre