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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



A networking event for STAN members to meet and discuss topics of interest and celebrate the end of 2022.

December 19, 2022 at 12pm Eastern | Nation-wide!

Join your colleagues to network, celebrate the end of the year and upcoming break. Bring your coffee or lunch and drop by to say hello to old friends and meet some new ones.

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Stephanie Dodier

Communicate your message for a lasting impression

October 24, 2022 at 1pm Eastern | Nation-wide!

The way we think about learning (and studying) is rooted in lore and intuition. Yet, the most effective learning strategies are counter-intuitive! Have you ever felt successful at communicating your message (in a lecture, a workshop, a meeting, ...) because everyone seemed to have understood? When we think about learning, the ease with which new concepts are understood is just part of the story. If we consider that learning is acquiring new knowledge/skills to transfer to new situations, we want the information to be readily available later. How do we ensure the information we communicate isn’t forgotten? The science of learning offers evidence-based strategies to allow us to communicate our message for long-term retention. BONUS: this will also revolutionize your own learning habits to help you maximize retention while saving time!


Exploring Equity in STEM Workshop with Sandra Corbeil 

November 22, 2022 at 12pm Eastern | Nation-wide!

What is the role of equity in your practice? This workshop is a follow-up to our “Exploring STEM Equity” webinar in September. We  will invite you to participate in deeper conversations, engage you in exercises designed to get you thinking about equity and invite you to draft a plan to advance equity in your practice.


Exploring Equity in STEM with Sandra Corbeil &Deanna Burgart

September 20, 2022 at 12pm Eastern | Nation-wide!

Join us for a conversation about the importance of embedding equity in our practice. If you are hoping to rethink how you engage audiences and plan your programs, if you’re focussed on working with and valuing diverse audiences and truly embedding equity this is an opportunity to connect with members of the STAN network to learn and share. We will discuss some of the questions to consider, challenges we face as well as resources available to support this important work.


Guest Webinar with Niigaan Sinclair

March 14, 2022 at 3pm Eastern | Nation-wide!

On March 14th at 3pm EST, STAN will present a webinar with Niigaan Sinclair in collaboration with the Treaty relations commission of Manitoba to discuss the connection between treaties and the work of STAN members.


Unconference: Living into our renewed strategic Plan

November 18, 2021 | Nation-wide!

The STAN board of directors has spent some time envisioning the next few years for STAN; our work is summarized here.


We’d like to hear from you, STAN members, as we consider what actions we might take next to make the vision a reality.


Join us on November 18th, at 9am pacific/noon eastern for an informal discussion and ideation session (there will be virtual sticky notes).  For each broad focus area of the plan, we’d like to hear:

  • What do you and your organization need most support within this area?

  • What resources can you/your organization bring to the STAN community as we do this work?

  • What role should STAN play in meeting these needs and sharing these resources?


Every contribution from more questions to really specific ideas is welcome.


Unconference: Taking STEM Outdoors

June 8, 2021 | Nation-wide!

Nice weather is sweeping across the country and it's a great time to get outside! We'd love to hear about how you or your organisation is planning on bringing STEM outdoors this Summer. Or, if you're looking for inspiration, come hear what your peers are doing. This Unconference is great for anyone who's looking for fun ways to experiment under the sun or stars!


Breakout group topics will include:


  1. Using the weather to your advantage

  2. Day time activities/ Night time activities

  3. How to manage outdoor activities during a pandemic

  4. Other groups can be created upon demand


Vickie Pednault, Éco-Rescue

March 24, 2021 | Québec, QC

Talking about the environment or sciences requires skills. Explain a bit too much and you lose their interest, take too many shortcuts and you lose your credibility. If you are looking for a better connection with the public or how to captivate an audience quicker, you have come to the right place. 

At Eco-Rescue (Éco-Secours), we are experts at positive and efficient environmental communication. Through this workshop, you'll bounce from practice to theory and learn how to convey your message and mobilize your audience. Are you ready to boost your next presentation? Because we sure are ready to help you become a better ambassador of your message!


Robyn Quinn

October 29, 2020 | Victoria, BC

Robyn Quinn shared how to present yourself to the media, conducting an interview, and send clear and meaningful information in a way that is compelling - especially attractive for third party distributors: traditional media, social media and podcasters.


Aliénor Béjannin

November 19, 2019 | Montréal, Québec

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.


Jennifer Thivierge

September 10, 2019 | Ottawa, Ontario

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.



June 12, 2019 | Montréal, Québec

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. 



Feb 26, 2019  |  Victoria, BC

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.



Dec 12, 2018  |  The Pas, MB

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. 

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