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A poster celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science featuring headshots of the Seeds of Science podcast members (from left to right) Dr. Emily Mills, Rima El-Sayed, and Dr. Olivia Mekhael.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Spotlight: Seeds of Science Podcast

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2022), the Office of Research Trainees is shining a spotlight on three exceptional UHN trainees who are making great strides in their research and are launching a UHN trainee podcast to build more community at UHN.

The Seeds of Science trainee podcast was an idea that Dr. Emily Mills conceived while performing her postdoctoral research at the Krembil Research Institute. With the help of UHN trainees Rima El-Sayed and Dr. Olivia Mekhael, a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at Krembil Research Institute and Toronto General Hospital Research Institute respectively, they are developing and growing the idea into a reality. 

Learn more about this exciting initiative by these accomplished women here.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
A poster for Science to Business Network's International Day of Women & Girls in Science poster featuring diverse women occupying different roles in science and healthcare.

S2BN Women in STEM Career Panel: Empowering Women Leaders
February 10 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

The Science to Business Network (S2BN)'s Guelph chapter is hosting its 3rd annual all-women career panel to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Come join an interactive panel discussion and Q&A session providing an opportunity to learn strategies and tools to help women thrive and forge ahead in STEM sectors, to discuss the obstacles and barriers in science- and business-related careers and discover career opportunities for graduate students in industry. 

More information and registration here.

A poster for Krembil's International Day of Women and Girls in Science livestream event.
Krembil International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11 | 10:00 AM 

The Krembil Research Institute is hosting a free livestream event in recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This is an open public education event geared towards high school and early university-age students of all genders.

Drs. Sindhu Johnson, Tahani Baakdhah and Mary Pat McAndrews will give short TED talk-style presentations on their lives and careers, as well as what inspired them to enter the fields of brain, arthritis and vision research.

More information and registration here
A poster for Medicine by Design's event "Breaking the Myth of Objectivity" as part of its Health & Inclusive Labs series.

Medicine By Design: Breaking the Myth of Objectivity
February 11 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Medicine by Design invites all levels of researchers to their panel on bias in quantitative data and how value systems are embedded in data. This virtual panel will feature talks by Heather Krause, PStat, CEO, We All Count & Datassist, Inc., and Azadeh Yadollahi, PhD Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network. It will be followed by an interactive discussion on the importance of equitable science, and practical and concrete tools to identify and account for biases in quantitative data.

Registration and more information here.

A banner for "A Foundation for Equity" featuring a graphic of a girl holding a book with inspirational symbols and ideas flowing out from it.
A Foundation of Equity
February 11 | 12:00 PM EST

Join CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Scientific Director, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, who will be participating in a virtual panel discussion entitled ‘A Foundation of Equity’ hosted by Women’s College Hospital and Baycrest Health Sciences. This panel will discuss equity data and metrics in health research.

More information and registration here.
A poster for the Women in Science Initiative's event "INNOVATE, INTEGRATE, ILLUMINATE."

Women in Science Initiative: Innovate, Integrate, Illuminate
February 11 | 5:00 PM EST

The Women in Science Initiative (WSI) presents INNOVATE, INTEGRATE, ILLUMINATE, a virtual event celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Come hear Dr. Margarete Akens and Dr. Lisa Robinson share their stories and speak about the influential female mentors who have played an important role in their scientific careers. 

More information and registration here.