The National Research Council of Canada to host symposium celebrating women shaping science across Government of Canada

Media advisory

February 7, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Research Council of Canada

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will host a symposium to recognize and celebrate women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields across the Government of Canada. The NRC will also reaffirm its commitment to an inclusive workplace by signing the Dimensions Charter for equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canada.

A scientific poster session will follow, with an opportunity to view and discuss results from projects led by women in research-based departments and agencies across the Government of Canada.

Date:           Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Time:           8:30 am to 9 am: Media registration
                      9 am to 10 am: Speeches and signing of Dimensions Charter (Auditorium)
                      10 am to 12 pm: Scientific poster session (Cafeteria)

Location:    National Research Council of Canada
                      100 Sussex Drive
                      Ottawa, Ontario

Presenters:     

Keynote address
Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada

Speakers
Mr. Iain Stewart, President, National Research Council of Canada
Ms. Nancy Chahwan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Mr. Daniel Watson, Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
Ms. Yazmine Laroche, Deputy Minister, Public Service Accessibility
Dr. Janet King, Associate Deputy Minister, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Dr. Alejandro Adem, President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Notes to media:

Limited parking available on site. Additional paid parking can be found at the John G. Diefenbaker Building located at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.

Contacts

Media Relations
National Research Council of Canada
613-991-1431
1-855-282-1637
media@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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