I Chose STEM

I Chose STEM


In support of International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

When we encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we double the potential to solve problems. If she stays in STEM, she could be the one to change the world. Join us on February 12, 2018 in Room C2 of Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth to recognize, celebrate and learn from those who have chosen STEM as we commit to greater investments in science, technology, engineering and math education for all women and girls as well as opportunities for their careers so that all can benefit from their ground-breaking future contributions.


Time (EST) Session
8:00–8:30 AM
8:30–8:45 AM
8:45–9:10 AM
Keynote: Jennifer Chayes, Technical Fellow & Managing Research Director, Microsoft Research
9:10–9:35 AM
Keynote: Yoshua Bengio, Research Head, MILA
9:35–9:50 AM
Keynote: Kate Young, Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary of Science
9:50–10:05 AM
Keynote: Dominique Anglade, Quebec Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation
10:05–10:15 AM
Coffee break
10:15–11:25 AM
11:25 AM–12:30 PM
12:30–1:00 PM
1:00–1:15 PM
Keynote: Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor
1:15–1:45 PM
Special Presentation: Why I Chose STEM, Layla El Asri, Research Manager, MSR Montreal
1:45–2:15 PM
Special Presentation: Why I Chose STEM, Adriana Romero, Researcher, Facebook AI Research
2:15–2:30 PM
Special Presentation: Why I Chose STEM, Sara Sabour, Researcher, Google Brain
2:30–4:30 PM

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