A Future For Everyone

STAN 2022 • Virtual Conference • February 22-24, 2022

Join us in February 2022 for three days of

professional development and networking opportunities.

We invite you to join us at the 2022 Science & Technology Awareness Network (STAN) Annual Conference, which will be held primarily virtually. The three-day Conference will include a mix of invited and member-proposed sessions, engaging and interactive sessions, panels, and keynote speakers. Opportunities to network with your Canadian peers will be offered throughout the program. 


This year’s STAN Conference, A Future For Everyone, will be an opportunity to network and to reflect, imagine, and build together. The goals of the Conference are to build relationships with our peers, imagine future possibilities for our common work, and reflect on the impacts of our work on systemic issues.  We hope to promote awareness so conversations stay alive.

Ticket Pricing

Group (5) $95

STAN Member $60

General Admission $75

Students $25

Program Information

*Schedule displayed in Eastern Time

February 22, 2022

10:30-12:00: Welcome and Networking: Meet Your Fellow STAN Members


12:30-12:50: Annual General Meeting


13:00-14:00: Hiring for Merit, Hiring for Diversity - Keynote

                     Deepak Kashyap, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional

Followed by open networking


February 23, 2022

10:30: Check-in | Coffee & Open Chat

11:00-12:00: Beyond Science Literacy - Exploring Science Capital

                     Janette Bulkan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

                     Deanna Burgart, P.Eng, CET is a Cree-Dene-Irish Senior Instructor and Teaching Chair in the Schulich School of Engineering

                     Sandra Corbeil, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Networks, Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

                     Leroy Clarke, President and Executive Director of e-CAMP MENTORing

                     Dr. Wanja Gitari, Associate Professor of science education, University of Toronto

Followed by open networking

13:00-14:30 BIPOC in STEM spaces - How do we build a more inclusive space for us?

                    Helen Yip, Outreach Coordinator, WISEST, University of Alberta

                    Angela Mamudu, Process operations personnel, Research and Development

                    Samiha Sajida, Health Systems Researcher and Policy Analyst at Alberta Health Services

Followed by open networking


February 24, 2022

10:30: Check-in | Coffee & Open Chat

11:00-12:15: Digital Science Communication: Background, Barriers and Battleplan

                     Helen Yip, Outreach Coordinator, WISEST, University of Alberta

Followed by open networking

13:00-14:15 Innovative Methods to build and improve science literacy in youth and adults

                    Krishana Sankar, Science Advisor, ScienceUpFirst

                    Anthony Morgan, Founder of Science Everywhere, science communicator, experience designer, PhD researcher

                    Ainsley Latour, scientist, author, educator and researcher, co-founder of IDEA-STEM

                    Jon Farrow,  Manager of Communications & Social Media, ScienceUpFirst

Followed by open networking

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

Supported nationally by

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Sponsorship Packages

Would you like to support the STAN conference, or promote your organization, project, or business? Consider becoming a sponsor. View and download the tiered options below. Contact us if you have any questions.

Call for Proposals - Closed

Submission Deadline: October 22 2022
Conference to be held on February 22-24 2022


STAN's mission is to connect members so they have a shared platform for sharing their stories, trouble-shoot issues collectively, discuss best practices to enrich the national STEM culture. With your experience and expertise, we can jointly develop a unique conference experience. 


In order to support the growth and development of both attendees and the field at large, STAN encourages the development of session proposals that keep science literacy at heart. We are hoping to create a vision of the future of Canadian STEM. 

Please download the document below for all details.

Submit a document with the following information, by email to stanrsst@gmail.com before end-of-day October 22, 2021 with subject line "Conference Proposal 2022"