Media Advisory - Science and Status of Women ministers to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, along with Jennifer Flanagan of Actua and female researchers for a Facebook live discussion celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

After the panel discussion, audience members will be invited to ask the panelists questions on the role of women in science. Following that, attendees will be invited to interact with Oculus Rift, a new Facebook-supported virtual reality system.

Photo and video opportunities will be available.

 

Date:

Saturday, February 11, 2017



Time:

10:00 a.m. to noon



Location:

Facebook Canada Headquarters


MaRS Discovery District, West Tower, 12th Floor


661 University Avenue


Toronto, Ontario

 

*Note that Facebook staff will be at the elevator banks to allow access to the 12th floor.

Follow Minister Duncan on social media.
Twitter: @ScienceMin
Instagram: sciencemin

 

SOURCE Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

For further information: Stéfanie Power, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Science, 343-291-2600; Media Relations, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 343-291-1777, ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca; Matthew Pascuzzo, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Status of Women, 819-420-7022

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