Francophone Networking Session

This networking session welcomes all French-speaking attendees and offers a chance to connect. As a national network, the CBSN/RCSN strives to include fully bilingual content and connections. Log in to the conference website and go to Feb 2 on the conference agenda, then click on  the networking session. Networking sessions are only available to registrants. If you haven’t registered yet, there is ... Read More

BE-STEMM 2023 Day 2 Concurrent Talks

Talks are arranged by topic into concurrent sessions: Cell and Developmental Biology, Public health and epidemiology, Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology 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 connect with speakers, or ... Read More

Black STEMM Newcomers: Building pathways or squandering talent?

This panel examines the employment challenges experienced by skilled newcomers to Canada, particularly in STEMM, with a focus on Black women and other women of colour. Underemployment relative to expertise is common, with newcomers struggling to overcome biases related to 'Canadian experience' and stereotypes related to identity. What types of changes are needed in terms of organizational hiring, professional development ... 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

BE-STEMM 2023 Day 3: Opening Remarks

Dr. Loydie Jerome-Majewska (McGill University) and Dr. Kimberley Gauthier (University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children) welcome you to this third day of the Black Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine & Health conference. Log in to the conference website and enter the ‘Main Stage- LIVE!’ to join the session. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. Alemu Gonsamo. ‘Satellite remote sensing, terrestrial ecosystems and climate change’

Dr. Alemu Gonsamo  is a Canada Research Chair and an assistant professor of Remote Sensing at the School of Earth, Environment & Society in McMaster University since 2019. Alemu is Associate Director of McMaster Centre for Climate Change, Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research and Editorial Board Member of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. His research focuses on ground, airborne, ... Read More

Keynote: Dr. Dzifa Dordunoo. ‘Hypersensitivity reactions to implantable medical devices’

Dr. Dzifa Dordunoo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria School of Nursing. As a scholar and researcher, she has a strong research interest in improving access and quality of health services. Her program of research leverages dissemination and implementation science with patient-centered lens to address factors that influence quality and safety of care and outcomes, using both ... Read More

BE-STEMM 2023 Day 3 Concurrent Talks

Contributed talks are arranged according to topic: Translational research Emerging Methods & Applied Engineering Education and EDI-focused Research 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

Lightning Talk Networking Session

Join this session to meet the Lightning talk presenters and discuss their work and interests. This year BE-STEMM 2023 features short talks at the end of each concurrent session- 3 min Lightning talks. All Lightning talks are available for viewing throughout the conference by clicking on the 'On Demand' link in the menu. Spend some time there and make note of ... Read More

Fireside chat: Science & Effecting Change with Hon Kirsty Duncan, MP

Hon. Kirsty Duncan, MP Etobicoke Moderator: Prof. Maydianne Andrade Join us for this conversation on how to make change for increased equity and inclusion in science in Canada. This discussion will touch on topics such as the Canada Research Chairs program, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Research, and why it is important for scientists to engage with the ... 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. Log in ... Read More

Welcoming remarks & Framing: BE-STEMM Beyond Borders

Dr. Jennifer Adams (CRC) Welcomes you to the final day of BE-STEMM 2023 and outlines that structure of the leadership summit, starting with a keynote by Dr. Gilda Barabino (President, American Association for the Advancement of Science) To join the opening remarks and the talk by Dr. Barabino, you must log in to the conference website and click the ‘Main ... Read More