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Celebrating women in science

The United Nations General Assembly has declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Keep reading to explore the many ways Perimeter Institute supports this initiative in February and throughout the year.

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Inspiring Future Women in Science 2024


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Perimeter Institute is excited to host our annual inspirational half day conference on Wednesday March 6, 2024. This event will bring together like-minded young women with a strong interest in science and expose them to the rewards, challenges, and possibilities of a career in science. 

Registration for Inspiring Future Women in Science will open on January 22, 2024.


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What is it like to be a woman in physics?

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Perimeter students, researchers, and staff share their experiences in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Read their stories here.


Forces of Nature poster series

Illustration of portraits of women's faces

Women have been historically under-represented in physics; progress is happening, but there is much work to be done. Part of making positive change includes celebrating the contributions women have made to science, especially those women overlooked in their time.

That’s why Perimeter Institute has created the free “Forces of Nature” poster series. New posters have been released in time for IDWGS 2022. Download your copies here and read more about the pioneering women of stellar astronomy here.

Escape the museum

Collage of illustrations of famous women's faces

In this free online escape room activity, you are accidentally locked in the Forces of Nature Museum after it closes, and will need to solve a series of challenges to escape! The puzzles require logic and creativity; advanced mathematical skills are not required but the youngest members of your household might prefer these colouring pages instead. Play the online version or download the classroom edition.

Past IFWIS events