Celebrate International Women’s Day with a live webcast from Perimeter Institute

On March 8, Perimeter Institute will host a live webcast featuring talks by women in a wide range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. 

March 7, 2018 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) – A surgeon, an astronomer, an ecologist, and an engineer are among the speakers who will participate a live webcast of Perimeter Institute’s “Inspiring Future Women in Science” event on Thursday March 8 at 9AM ET.

The annual event is an inspirational half-day conference that brings together like-minded young women with a strong interest in science. The three keynote talks, and a panel discussion, touch on the rewards, challenges, and possibilities of a career in science. This year, for the first time, the entire in-theatre program will be webcast live on insidetheperimeter.ca and via partner organizations, making it available around the world.

The program includes opening remarks from Mona Nemer, the Chief Science Advisor of Canada, and keynote addresses from Linda Hasenfratz (Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation), Eugenia Duodu (CEO of Visions of Science), and Martha Lenio (Director of Engineering Services at Mars Green Consulting). The program will also include a panel discussion featuring engineer Jenan Abderrahman, astronomer Emily Levesque, wildlife specialist Jesse Popp, and surgeon Monica Torres.

Following each talk, the speakers will answer questions from the online and in-house audience – including questions submitted prior to and during the talk via Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #piLIVE). Questions are welcomed from everyone – aspiring scientific explorers, school classes, physics buffs, and general math and science enthusiasts.

View past Perimeter Public Lectures and events, and read more about Perimeter’s research, training, and outreach activities at www.insidetheperimeter.ca.


Institut Périmètre de Physique Théorique

L'Institut Périmètre est le plus grand centre de recherche en physique théorique au monde. Fondé en 1999, cet institut indépendant vise à favoriser les percées dans la compréhension fondamentale de notre univers, des plus infimes particules au cosmos tout entier. Les recherches effectuées à l’Institut Périmètre reposent sur l'idée que la science fondamentale fait progresser le savoir humain et catalyse l'innovation, et que la physique théorique d'aujourd'hui est la technologie de demain. Situé dans la région de Waterloo, cet établissement sans but lucratif met de l'avant un partenariat public-privé unique en son genre avec entre autres les gouvernements de l'Ontario et du Canada. Il facilite la recherche de pointe, forme la prochaine génération de pionniers de la science et communique le pouvoir de la physique grâce à des programmes primés d'éducation et de vulgarisation.




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