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Monday, November 22 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
912: The gender gap in STEM: an unresolved issue on which a sustainable future depends

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Organized by: National Research Council Canada

Humankind is facing unprecedented challenges such as climate change and water scarcity, which must be resolved at the global level. Addressing global sustainability issues will require tremendous effort.
To maximize our collective potential to achieve a sustainable future, the full participation of women is required. Gender inequality in STEM hinders women's economic prosperity and undermines global contributions to the innovation economy that are crucial to shared sustainability goals.
The panelists, from diverse sectors and domains, will discuss needs and gaps, tools and policies, and share best practices for advancing gender equity and diversifying a STEM workforce.

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Geneviève Tanguay

Vice President – Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada  as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology, Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and  Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive... Read More →

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Éliane Ubalijoro

Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada, Future Earth
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice... Read More →
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Caleb Behn

Director – Rights and Legal Systems, Rights and Justice Branch Assembly of First Nations
Caleb Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za from the Treaty No. 8 territory of northeastern British Columbia.  He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Law Program (Specialization in Environmental Law and Sustainability) and was called to the BC Bar in 2015.  Caleb’s work has... Read More →
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Sophie D’Amours

Rectrice, l’Université Laval
Élue le 26 avril 2017, la professeure Sophie D’Amours est la première femme à occuper le poste de rectrice de l’Université Laval, à Québec. Sophie D’Amours est ingénieure mécanique. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise en administration des affaires et d’un doctorat... Read More →
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Diane Campbell

Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environmental and Climate Change Canada
Diane Campbell is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Meteorological Service of Canada at Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Canada’s Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organization.  Diane has worked for over 40 years in the Canadian Public Service... Read More →
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Alison Nankivell

Senior Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling, BDC Capital
Alison Nankivell is Senior Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling at BDC Capital. Based in Toronto, she leads the team that handles indirect investments in Canada’s largest venture fund investor.Since she joined the team in 2018, Fund Investments and Global Scaling... Read More →

Monday November 22, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST