12:00 PM12:00

Spotlight on Women in Science: If she can see it, she can be it. @ The Ontario Science Centre

Azadeh Shirzadi - Moderator of Spotlight on Women in Science 

Real-life STEM role models take centre stage to share their stories — and passion for science! From their favourite fictional women scientists to their compelling careers, learn about the limitless possibilities for women and girls in STEM. 

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9:00 AM09:00

TDSB - Intermediate Teacher Professional Development Session

Deeper Exploration: Addressing Biases and Barriers to Equitable Outcomes in STEM

Using current statistics on the gender gap and historically marginalized groups in STEM, educators will engage in hands-on evidence-informed learning experiences that are ready for classroom implementation. 

TDSB Teachers sign up on Key to Learn for this full day workshop.

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9:00 AM09:00

Action: reAction 2018 Conference

A youth social forum celebrating creative resistance

Come share your passion for social change with other students and teachers from across the city, participate in dynamic and diverse workshops offered by community activists, youth, and fellow OSSTF members, and celebrate the presentation of the Camille Natale awards for outstanding human rights/social justice work by TDSB students.

Action:reAction website

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2:00 PM14:00

Global News Interview

The Power of STEMneutral on Breaking Down Barriers for Women and Girls

The STEMneutral program aims to break down the barriers and stereotypes faced by women and girls but the mentality of society needs to change first before STEM equality can exist.

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9:00 AM09:00

Metamorphosis Girls STEM Conference - 2018

A day of tinkering, thinking, talking and transforming.

"The Metamorphosis Girls STEM Conference is an initiative with the goal of supporting girls in studies and career paths in STEM. Our mission is to foster partnerships with people and organizations who are dedicated to creating welcoming spaces for girls in STEM, while engaging girls in the making of their own STEM stories."

Metamorphosis website

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9:30 AM09:30

STEMneutral: Creating a Neutral Playing Field for All Students (An Ontario Science Centre Workshop)

Do you want to empower your students to create a gender neutral playing field in STEM? By examining gender-role stereotyping, bias, and learning assertiveness strategies, students can gain tools that will give them a better chance at navigating obstacles they may face in their future STEM careers.

Elementary Teachers can sign up through TDSB's Key to Learn.

The workshop includes:

• A hands-on introduction to gender stereotyping and bias that results in gender imbalance in STEM

• Participating in engaging activities that you can take back to your class

• Trying out class projects with embedded assessment ideas

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8:30 AM08:30

Eureka! 2018 - TDSB’s Annual Science Conference for Secondary Teachers

Theme: STEM and Global Competencies

The Eureka! Science conference is an opportunity for educators and industry professionals to learn and share strategies to improve the teaching and learning of students. While at  the conference, teachers will have the opportunity to hear a keynote address, attend 3 workshops on a wide variety of topics, visit an Exhibitors’ Hall and network with other teachers.

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11:00 AM11:00

International Day of Women & Girls in Science @ The Ontario Science Centre

Moderator of Spotlight on Women in Science 

We shine the spotlight on girls and women in different STEM fields. They’ll share their personal stories; demonstrate the wide variety of interesting, exciting and often unique opportunities a career in STEM provides; and answer questions, inspiring our visitors – particularly girls – to imagine their future leadership potential in STEM.

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