Back by popular demand is our Sparking Science through Mentorship Conference! This event showcases women working in STEM with a social purpose. Drawing from different fields, ages and backgrounds, these fantastic women will mentor young women entering grade 9 this fall in Durham Region. Our goal is to increase science literacy and demonstrate that a career in science is fun, satisfying and comes in many different shapes and forms!
Click here to download the conference poster.
The Keynote Speaker at this year's Sparking Science Mentorship Conference is Dr. Eliana Gonzales-Vigil, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough. Her research involves understanding how plants synthesize metabolites that can cure our illnesses and flavour our foods.
We've secured an amazing group of diverse female STEM mentors this year. Their areas of interest and expertise range from ecology, sustainabaility, engineering, chemistry, physiotherapy, psychology, science education and much much more! Click here to learn more about these wonderful women!
This conference is limited to students from the following DDSB schools:
Please register if you are:
For more information, please email [email protected] or call 647-258-3280.
Sparking Science through Mentorship is a collaboration between EcoSpark, Dunbarton High School, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and Durham District School Board. The conference is supported by the Office of the Vice-Principal Research and the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean at UTSC, DUCA Credit Union and Ontario Power Generation.