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Friday, March 8, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST

The second annual Science and Technology in Society Day will be held at the Perimeter Institute this year and will bring together students and faculty from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University to discuss the role of women in science, how that role has changed through history, and where the future will take it. 

Please join us for an examination of issues at the intersection of science, technology and society with Carla Fehr (Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy) and Heather Douglas (Waterloo Chair in Science and Society) and a variety of experts. The event is free, but registration is required by March 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Women in Physics: Past, Present and Future

Time Session Title
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Introduction
9:10-10:10

A conversation with Adriana Ocampo, Planetary Geologist for NASA

10:40-11:20 Carla Fehr, “Creating Great Scientific Workplaces for Men and Women: From Practice to Theory and Back Again”, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, University of Waterloo
11:30-12:30 Panel Discussion: “Making Physics Work: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes”, John Berlinsky, Rachel Ivie, Paul Jessop
2:00-3:00 Rachel Ivie, “The Effects of Limited Resources and Opportunities on Women’s Careers in Physics: Results from the Global Survey of Physicists, Associate Director of the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics
3:00-4:15 Panel Discussion: “This is What a Scientist Looks Like”, Sampa Bhadra, Melanie Campbell, Shohini Ghose, Natalie Toro
4:15-4:30 Conclusion

Co-sponsors:
Centre for Women in Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Women and Gender Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Science and Technology in Society Collaboration, University of Waterloo
Philosophy Department, University of Waterloo

Location 
Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics


Waterloo, ON
Canada

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