30 Year Anniversary – Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS)

STEM's Biggest Birthday Party


CAGIS is celebrating its 30th anniversary and whether you are a past or present member, volunteer, friend, or partner we want to celebrate with you! Save the date for STEM’s Biggest Birthday Party and join us for a fun-filled virtual event for kids and adults alike, with games, awards, reconnecting, dancing, and more. Mark your calendars now and keep your eyes open for further details.

When: September 24, 2022, 6 – 8 pm

Where: In a virtual event space, specially designed by CAGIS! 

Cost: FREE! 

Looking back at 30 years

The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) was founded in 1992 by Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko when she was 9-years-old because she noticed that girls in her class hated science; they thought that they were not smart enough or the right fit for science, technology, trades, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields. 

CAGIS began with a single chapter and a group of 20 girls in London, Ontario. Fast-forward 30 years, and CAGIS has local clubs across the country as well as a nation-wide virtual program. It has been lauded for its excellence in science promotion by the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion and the WCT Empowerment Award for leadership in inspiring girls to enter STEM.

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CAGIS has been featured in municipal, national, and international media numerous times including CBC (radio and TV), CTV, Global, YTV, CityTV, BCTV, TVO, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Metro, and Chatelaine. CAGIS has also been thankful to receive funding from a variety of sources throughout its history, including provincial and federal governments, corporations, scientific societies, and foundations.