Women in Science

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Krembil to host livestream for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Posted On: January 26, 2022
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Left to right: Drs. Tahani Baakdhah, Sindhu Johnson, Mary Pat McAndrews and Eugenia Addy.

The Krembil Research Institute is hosting a free, one-hour livestream in honour of the seventh annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This is a unique opportunity to hear from trailblazing women scientists and clinicians that are developing treatments and cures for diseases of the brain, eyes, and bones and joints.

The event is geared towards middle school, high school and early university-age students of all genders and is open to anyone interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Event details

The virtual event will be moderated by Dr. Eugenia Addy, founder & CEO of the Toronto not-for-profit ﷟Visions of Science Network for Learning, which promotes STEM engagement among youth from low-income and marginalized communities. The event will also include a panel discussion, in which the speakers will answer questions submitted by participating students.

Krembil researchers Drs. Tahani Baakdhah, Sindhu Johnson and Mary Pat McAndrews will give short TED talk-style presentations about their lives and careers, as well as what inspired them to enter the fields of brain, arthritis and vision research. Their talks will focus on the following research topics:

  • glaucoma and retinal diseases;
  • rheumatic diseases; and
  • memory and brain diseases.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), women account for less than 30% of researchers globally. To address gender inequities in STEM fields, the United Nations declared February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Join us in learning about the inspiring stories and important contributions being made by women at Krembil towards improving the lives of patients and expanding our fundamental understanding of health and disease.