Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference (gr.8-12)

NOTE: The following conference is an event hosted by the University of Toronto outside of school hours, and is NOT a school-supervised excursion. Interested students and families are responsible for registration and transportation to/from the event.

At the Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference, girls will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of females who are currently in STEM fields.  The conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the University of Toronto, McLennan Building (room 203).

The evening’s keynote will be delivered by Samra Zafar, an internationally renowned TEDtalk speaker and youngest person ever to be on the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto. She will share her incredible personal and professional STEM journey. In addition, the evening will be a chance to meet and learn from other females currently working in STEM-related careers, and explore some of the challenges and barriers with a focus on equity and anti-oppression. One lucky recipient, a secondary student, will receive the Young Enterprising Women (YEW) Scholarship. This is an all-expense paid trip for the student and her chaperone to the Four Seasons in Miami, March 4/5 for the Annual Enterprising Women Awards Gala. There she will meet other young women interested in STEM and be paired with a mentor in her chosen field.

TDSB students can use the Key to Learn link to register directly:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nandanee Sawh at

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