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Women in STEAM @ New Westminster Innovation Week

Women in STEAM @ New Westminster Innovation Week
11 Feb 2019 by DigiBC

While the demographics of key innovation sectors like science, technology, and engineering are changing, women remain underrepresented in many of the fields driving the modern economy. New Westminster Innovation Week will celebrate Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) with a symposium on Friday, March 8th. This full-day event will feature speakers and panels to explore what's working, what's needed, and how to connect the dots using arts-based creativity and computational skills.


Sponsored by Vancity, Advancing Women in STEAM will facilitate a regional conversation with representation from government, non-profits, academia, and private business. Sessions will be dedicated to themes like Why Does Industry Need STEAM?, When Barriers Collide, and Holding Space For STEAM. Innovation Week is honoured to be joined by Aoife Mac Namara, Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology at Simon Fraser University, who will present the event’s closing keynote address.

This will be held at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Further details can be found at


Advancing Women in STEAM Panelists & Speakers

The Honourable Judy Darcy: MLA for New Westminster, BC Minister for Mental Health and Addictions

Kailyn Skuban: Programs Manager, IGNITE, Innovate BC

Dr. Gillian Judson: Executive Director, Centre for Imagination In Research, Culture and Education, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Sarah Lubik: Director of Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University

MLA Bowinn Ma: Represents North Vancouver-Lonsdale, licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional

Sarah Clark: President & CEO Fraser River Pile and Dredge

Jay-Ann Gilfoy: CEO and Director, Vancity Community Investment Bank

Denise Williams: CEO, First Nations Technology Council

Sandra Brynjolfson: Coordinator, Centre for BC Women in Trades

Liza Bautista: Manager, Job Quest and TechWomen programs, Immigrant Services Society of BC

Maureen McRae-Stanger: New Westminster Schools

Kate Armstrong: Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Jennifer Thompson: COO, CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies