2021 Slate of Nominees

Frédérique Baron


Astrophysicist, science communicator

Frédérique is an astrophysicist who is passionate about the search for planets around stars other than the Sun. She has a PhD from the Université de Montréal and now works at the Institute for

Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal.  LinkedIn

Sandra Corbeil


Director, Strategic Partnerships and Networks at Ingenium

Sandra has more than 25 years working as an education, communication, and outreach leader. She is known for her strategic thinking and creativity. LinkedIn

Greg Dick


Executive Director of Advancement and Senior Director of Public Engagement at Perimeter Institute

Greg has 25+ years of experience leading and catalyzing change around the globe. Perimeter Institute's educational outreach resources have engaged students more than 20 million times across Canada and around the globe in over 60 countries. Greg is committed to advancing education through collaboration, communication, and thoughtful strategy that leverages the best of formal and informal learning opportunities. LinkedIn

Caitlin Quarrington


Senior Manager of Education at Actua

Caitlin is an educator, researcher, and science communicator with 15+ years of experience in STEM education and outreach. As the Senior Manager of Education for Actua, she leads a national teacher training program infusing experiential learning into K-12 classrooms and professional development. Caitlin has built meaningful partnerships with policy, higher education and industry to launch impactful programs, driving increased diversity in STEM and advancing teaching and learning across Canada. LinkedIn

Alison Symington, PhD


Owner, Life Science Strategy

Alison is the Principal of Strategic Life Science Consulting where she provides strategic expertise in the development of life science solutions to address industry needs, particularly in “omics” technologies. She also develops and evaluates research proposals, business plans and strategic positioning for academia, government and industry operating in the life sciences sector. Alison has also been involved in science literacy initiatives for over 20 years and continues to be an advocate for STEM throughout Canada. LinkedIn