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Celebrate the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science with CAGIS

Every year on February 11 the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 2022 is extra special for CAGIS as we launch our 30th year of science, technology, trades, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for girls, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming youth.

Thirty years ago, prevailing stereotypes and a lack of opportunity for girls to experience STEM in fun and engaging ways discouraged many from the field. In response, Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko founded CAGIS to introduce young people to diverse role models, exploration, and hands-on activities. Her goal was to break stereotypes and share the excitement of STEM. 

On February 11 CAGIS reflects on how far we have come and celebrates STEM role models with #MyJourneyInSTEM campaign, featuring an exciting panel and engaging content across all social media channels. #MyJourneyInSTEM encourages women, girls, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth to share their stories and inspire others see their future selves in STEM.

How can you participate?

    1. Watch and share our new, inspiring video which will be posted across all CAGIS’ social media platforms @GirlsInScience on February 11 at 9 am. (TwitterFacebook, and Instagram).
    2. Share your story.

      Show us your STEM journey on social media. What did you want to do when you were a kid?  What do you do now?  Share our video with a picture of yourself and your STEM journey. Tag @GirlsInScience with #MyJourneyInSTEM #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScienceDay

    3. Attend an exciting virtual panel including: 
      Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, the world’s first giraffologist;
      Natasha Ferguson, Founder of Ethelfox Construct Group;
      Dr. Eden Hennessey, Social Psychologist;
      Diya Kalia, CAGIS Teen Ambassador;
      Dr. Giulia Rossi, animal physiologist and winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO 2021 for Women in Science;
      Miriam Micael, project management engineer at the Canadian Space Agency;
      Rhythm Sehgal, 8-year-old science communicator and CAGIS member;
      and Dr. Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, Moderator. CAGIS founder and President.

This free event is open to the general public. Find out more.

Thank you for joining the movement.

This project is supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada