United in support of women and girls in science

A like-minded group of 16 women and men including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff came together on Monday, Feb. 12 to discuss ways to further inspire and engage women and girls in science. Organized in honour of International Day of Women and Girls in Science by Professor of Biological Sciences and UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability Liette Vasseur, the informal gathering included Valerie Davidson, former NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph. Davidson led the group in a discussion of topics that ranged from mentorship opportunities to strategies for empowerment. At the end of the discussion, the group had a list of ideas and plans to meet in the future to continue the discussion.