UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2022

UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2022

The UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2022 is scheduled to take place virtually on Saturday March 19th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The main goal of this conference is to advance dialogue around gender inclusion and equality in STEM fields, specifically with regards to women and other gender-oppressed communities, and equip attendees with the inspiration and motivation to tackle the STEM gender gap in their own spheres. Topics will include the stigma and bias women and gender-oppressed communities face when pursuing careers and education in STEM, how these communities have made a positive impact on the world through STEM, how the gender gap in STEM can best be addressed through policy and innovation, and the societal, health and economic impacts of addressing this gap.  

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Anita Palepu, Professor and Eric W. Hamber Chair, Head of the Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia and Head of the Department of Medicine, Providence Health Care
  • Dr. Toni Schmader, Director of Engendering Success in STEM and the Social Identity Laboratory at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Tillie-Louise Hackett, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Asthma and COPD Lung Pathobiology & Therapeutics, and Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Tamara Etmanski, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Civil Engineering

The conference will encourage collaboration across disciplines and experience levels. It is open to everyone! We look forward to having STEM students, faculty, staff, and professionals of all gender identities. Attendees are invited to learn, share, and collaborate during workshops and engage with speakers during the panel and networking sessions. 



Registered attendees will be entered to win 1 of 10 gift cards to either the UBC Bookstore or Starbucks!

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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I have also attached our conference poster. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

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