All Day: Career Fair

The Career Fair is open all day on every day of the conference! Visit the Career fair page and click on a virtual booth to see the opportunities being offered by over 20 exhibitors! Leave your resume Set up an appointment Note the 'Meet Live' schedule for each booth to meet with a representative to discuss your interests. Although open ... Read More

All day: ‘On Demand’ research talks

Throughout the conference, a wide range of research talks will be available for viewing 'On demand': Lightning talks: Spend some time listening to Lightning talks and make note of the networking session on Feb. 3, 2023, when you can connect with speakers, or schedule a 1:1 conversation through the conference directory.   Last year's Keynote talks. Missed a keynote talk ... Read More

BE-STEMM 2023 Day 1 Opening Remarks

Welcome to the second annual Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine & Health conference. The conference will begin with welcoming remarks from the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Host: Dr. Maydianne Andrade, FRCGS, President of the Canadian Black Scientists Network.   These opening remarks will be livestreamed to the public. Check back here for the ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. Rita Orji. ‘Persuasive Technology for Health and Wellness’

Dr. Rita Orji  is a Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology and a Computer Science Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada where she directs the Persuasive Computing Lab. Moderator: Jeffrey Webster MEnvSc   Log in to the conference website and click the ‘Main Stage- LIVE!’  on the menu or the conference agenda to join the session. Keynote talks are only available to registrants. If ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. Moiya McTier, ‘From the Woods to the Stars’

Dr. Moiya McTier is an astrophysicist and folklorist who was the first black woman to graduate from Columbia's astronomy PhD program. She is an author and sought-after public speaker who blends the Arts and STEMM into STEAMM! Moderator: Dr. Toyib Olan Olaniyan Log in to the conference website and click the ‘Main Stage- LIVE!’  on the menu or the conference agenda ... Read More

BE-STEMM Day 1 Concurrent Talks

Talks are arranged in concurrent sessions based on topic: Cancer Research, Biochemistry & Physics, Ecology and Environmental Science Abstracts & Talk titles coming soon! Each session includes a set of talks with live Q&A followed by several Lightning talks. Lightning talks are also available as 'On Demand' content. Plan to join the Lightning talk networking session on Feb 3 to ... Read More

Panel: ‘Black & STEAM: Illustrating histories to Build Futures’

This panel will highlight the importance of understanding the history and accomplishments of Black people and scholars in Canada, and the ways in which the Arts can shape and inspire new ways to image Black histories and futures in STEMM and how inspiration, innovation, and resistance is a thread that runs through Black accomplishments in STEMM as elsewhere. Introduction to ... Read More

All Day: Career Fair

The Career Fair is open all day on every day of the conference! Visit the Career fair page and click on a virtual booth to see the opportunities being offered by over 20 exhibitors! Leave your resume Set up an appointment Note the 'Meet Live' schedule for each booth to meet with a representative to discuss your interests. Although the ... Read More

Networking: CBSN Mentorship Program

Join this program launch for the Canadian Black Scientists Network mentorship program. All CBSN members are invited to join the program (registration here), and all BE-STEMM attendees are invited to join this session, learn more about our program, and share insights and thoughts on effective mentorship. Log in to the conference website and enter the networking session by clicking on the ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. André McDonald. ‘Advanced Thermal-sprayed Coatings for Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures’

Dr. André McDonald, PhD, PEng  is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Associate Vice President (Strategic Research Initiatives and Performance) at the University of Alberta. His current research involves the development of multi-functional coatings that provide wear and erosion resistance, heating, and structural health monitoring to a variety of structures. Moderator: Iretomiwa Olukiyesi, P.Eng, President, Black ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. Nicola S. Smith. ‘Addressing the challenges of overexploitation, invasive species, and climate change to ocean sustainability’

Dr. Nicola S. Smith is a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Canada, and incoming Assistant Professor of Biology at Concordia University, Quebec, Canada, starting in May 2023. She is also an Associate Editor for NeoBiota, a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal on biological invasions. Her current research focuses on ... Read More