New Westminster Innovation Week: Women in STEAM Symposium

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New Westminster Innovation Week will celebrate Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with a symposium on March 8th. This full-day event will feature speakers and panels to explore what’s working, what needed, and how to connect the dots using arts based creativity and computational skills.

New Westminster Innovation Week: Women in STEAM Symposium

Women in STEAM Symposium

When: Friday, March 8, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster
Tickets: Available online now »

Sponsored by Vancity credit union, Advancing Women in STEAM will facilitate a regional conversation with representation from government, non-profits, academia, and private business. Sessions will be dedicated to themes like: Why Does Industry Need STEAM?, When Barriers Collide, and Holding Space For STEAM.

Women in STEAM

While the demographics of key innovation sectors like science, technology, and engineering are changing, women remain under-represented in many of the fields driving the modern economy.

Advancing Women in STEAM Panelists & Speakers

  • The Honourable Judy Darcy: MLA for New Westminster, BC Minister for Mental Health and Addictions
  • Kailyn Skuban: Programs Manager, IGNITE, Innovate BC
  • Dr. Gillian Judson: Executive Director, Centre for Imagination In Research, Culture and Education, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Sarah Lubik: Director of Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University
  • MLA Bowinn Ma: Represents North Vancouver-Lonsdale, licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional
  • Sarah Clark: President & CEO Fraser River Pile and Dredge
  • Jay-Ann Gilfoy: CEO and Director, Vancity Community Investment Bank
  • Denise Williams: CEO, First Nations Technology Council
  • Sandra Brynjolfson: Coordinator, Centre for BC Women in Trades
  • Liza Bautista: Manager, Job Quest and TechWomen programs, Immigrant Services Society of BC
  • Maureen McRae- Stanger: New Westminster Schools
  • Kate Armstrong: Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Jennifer Thompson: COO, CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies

View the full schedule here and for more information about New Westminster Innovation Week, follow the City of New Westminster on Facebook and Twitter.

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