What is CAGIS?

The Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS) is an award-winning club for girls aged 7 to 16 that facilitates interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

CAGIS chapter members meet monthly to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by women and men experts in a variety of STEM fields.

These monthly events often occur at the work places of our STEM experts, giving girls a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves!

Past events have included:

  • Robotics and coding
  • Performing orthopaedic surgery on rubber knees
  • Building and testing bridges in a wind tunnel
  • Sampling plant communities in forests and fields
  • The physics of figure skating
  • CSI and forensic science
  • The physics of art restoration
  • Computer science and website development
  • Dentistry and searching for cavities
  • Mechanics and fixing cars with internal combustion engines
  • The chemistry of cooking
  • Aviation and building model planes

CAGIS is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization.