IWISCI Conference 2019

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The third annual IWISCI Conference will be taking place February 10th, 2019 from 10am-4pm at McMaster University.┬áThis conference was started in 2016 to highlight what it means to be a woman in science, and to bring students together with distinguished female-identifying individuals in STEM to invoke meaningful discussion including all perspectives and backgrounds. This year our goal is to focus on the changing perspectives of science through all forms of media. The day will consist of a keynote speaker, Professor Mya, a panel discussion, and a choice of two interactive workshops. Lunch and a light breakfast are included in the cost of the ticket. If you have any questions regading the conference, please contact us at [email protected] Once you have purchased your ticket, please visit the Google Form located at this link to select your workshops and notify us of any dietary restrictions: Workshop Choices: Workshop A: Sexism in STEM: This workshop will arm participants with the tools to recoginze and react to sexism in the STEM feild.

Workshop B: Social Media as a Tool in your Scientific Career- The Science Career and Cooperative Education office will be hosting a workshop focusing on how to use online social media, mainly LinkedIn, to esbalish yourself as a diverse scientist. Workshop C: Fake News?: How to critcally evaluate media sources - Hosted by our graduate students, this workshop will focus on using scientific knoweldge and critical thinking to evaluate news sources and online fad stories.

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