Science Communication and Stereotypes

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Thu., Mar. 6, 2014, 6:30pm - , 8:00pm

Science Communication and Stereotypes: A Public Forum
Th. March 6, 6:30pm
Scotiabank Theatre, Sobeys Building, Saint Mary's University
903 Robie Street, Halifax.

Most of us have an unconscious bias regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers and STEM stereotypes are strong. This forum aims to discuss whether and how gender affects the way science is communicated or the way that it is received by the public.

Opening Remarks:
Tamara Franz-Odendaal, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Atlantic Region), Mount Saint Vincent University.

Keynote speakers:
Kathryn O’Hara, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University
Mary Anne Moser, well-known journalist, graphic designer and founding editor of the Banff Centre Press.

Roby Austin, Physics, Saint Mary’s University,
Stephanie MacQuarrie, Chemistry, Cape Breton University,
Ruth Munro, Science Educator, Discovery Centre
Laura Whynacht, Engineer, Nova Scotia Women in Engineering.