Presentations: Outreach

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The CCWESTT 2022 program committee are excited to announce we received almost 100 abstracts promising a rich and diverse program for all attendees. Concurrent sessions will focus on the following themes: Intersectionality; Building Better Allies; Inclusive Leadership; Outreach; Recruitment/Retention; and Culture Transformation.


See below for the Outreach concurrent presentations.

Theme: Outreach

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Academic, professional, and personal effects for students leading STEM outreach
Presenters:  Jennifer Jakobi, University of British Columbia Okanagan; Elizabeth Saville, UBC Okanagan; Sabre Cherkowskil, UBCO Okanagan

Building STEM Connections Through Indigenous Mentorship Outreach Programs
Presenters:  Rebecca McCullough, WWEST Project Manager, UBCO; Jennifer Jakobi, WWEST Chair, UBCO

Collaborating to inspire, celebrate and engage: lessons learned from initiatives aimed at fostering a culture of inclusion
Presenters:  Eleanor Haine, Canadian Commission for UNESCO; Andrea White, Office of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Collaboration- a key to sustainability and expanding your organization’s impact.
Presenter:  Fervone Goings, WISEST Team Lead (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology)

Connecting and Collaborating: STEM programs for girls and nonbinary youth
Presenter:  Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)

Evidence-based approaches to supporting girls in STEM
Presenter:  Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS); Francine Karmali, University of Toronto 

From Hair Ties to Lab Coats: The Impact of STEM Programming on Young Women
Presenters:  Madyn Bourque, WISEatlantic; Molly Murray (She/Her), WISEatlantic

Inspiring Youth Towards SETT in an Aging, Rural Town
Presenters:  Gillian Stanton, Inspiring Communities; Morgan Dunn, Inspiring Communities; Jesselyn Nesbitt, Rural Youth Project Coordinator

Island WISE in Cape Breton: Developing an Innovative Board Game to Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM fields
Presenters:  Katherine Jones, Cape Breton University; Stephanie MacQuarrie, Cape Breton University

The Engineering Problem-Solving Process to Make School Tasks in Technology Meaningful and Interesting for Girls
Presenters:  Eve Langelier, Université de Sherbrooke; Fatima Bousadra, Université de Sherbrooke; Abir Ouerhani, Université de Sherbrooke; Nicolas Félix Lacombe, Université de Sherbrooke

New Boots – How our provincial network combines outreach with recruitment to hopefully produce retention!
Presenter:  Hélène Savoie-Louis, MAP Strategic Workforce Services Inc.

ProGRES: Authentic Mentorship through Research in Engineering and Sustainability
Presenters:  Amy Hsiao, UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering; Sydney Wheatley, UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

Seeing the stars? Lessons from a grant application to digitize the archives of women astronomers in Canada
Presenters:  Adele Torrance, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation;

Techsploration Alumnae Outreach: Young Women ‘SETT’ for Success
Presenter:  Emily Boucher, Techsploration

WISE NL Student Summer Employment Program- A Shift in Pandemic Times
Presenters:  Clare Graves, WISE NL; Kelsey Howlett, WISE NL