STEAM Webinars

STAN now offers webinars a few times a year, with themes designed to support the professional development our members. Aiming to provide information on a variety of subjects, we hope the webinars will help you see everyday problems in new ways, encourage you to reach further, and give you the tools needed to make science literacy more commonplace in Canada.

 

Webinars are always free for our members! They will be available to view live, or as a recording from our website (to facilitate viewers in different time zones).

Upcoming Webinars

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July 9, 2020 | Across Canada

Unconference Online

#STANdtogether • Networking Session

 

Join fellow STAN members on July 9, 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT for an Unconference Online, where we will discuss racism in STEM, the Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter movements and how we as a community can support and assist the necessary changes taking place around the globe. 

 

We wish to host a safe space to discuss dismantling systemic racism, anti-Black racism, misconceptions, how to use your personal and organisational voice in support of positive change, and to share tips and strategies with your peers. 

 

Negativity, judgement, prejudice, and bigotry of any kind will absolutely not be tolerated.  Anyone demonstrating these attitudes will be immediately removed from the meeting.


We encourage you to read some resources before attending the meeting, in order to participate in a productive discussion. We’ve compiled some links for you on our blog.

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November 19, 2019 | Montréal, Québec

Aliénor Béjannin

Running an afterschool program in STEM can be challenging. How do you engage teenagers and adults from different backgrounds in coding? Girls Who Code started their Clubs program in Canada less than a year ago and more than 200 Clubs have been launched since then. Aliénor Béjannin, who joined Girls Who Code as a Canada Partnership Coordinator, shared tips and strategies in order to inspire communities, particularly communities marginalized in STEM, to take the lead and run a successful program in computer science.

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September 10, 2019 | Ottawa, Ontario

Jennifer Thivierge

Jennifer Thivierge, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Ottawa, discussed the “keypunch girls”. She shared the story of their training for a job described as the “lowest form of computer life,” and discussed the differences and similarities in women’s roles in computer science today.

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June 12, 2019 | Montréal, Québec

FÉLIX MALTAIS

During his webinar, Mr. Maltais discussed various aspects of scientific communication, including the relationships between the various players in the field, as well as between governments; the evolution of science culture over the past 40 years; and the role of traditional media and institutions in the era of social networks and fake news. 

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Feb 26, 2019  |  Victoria, BC

BOB McDONALD

Bob McDonald's keynote address was entitled Evolution, not Revolution: Science Literacy and Future Technologies. *Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, a recording is not available.

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Connie shared practical tips and applications for incorporating Indigenous perspectives in meaningful way, as well as embedding them into existing school curricula and informal education programs. 

Dec 12, 2018  |  The Pas, MB

CONNIE WYATT ANDERSON