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Iron Willed: Women in STEM

September 17, 2022 - February 20, 2023

photograph panel of three women: Katrina Stephany, Jesse Popp, and Liliana Caballero

Banner Image (right to left): Katrina Stephany, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Health Research Coordinator, Dr. Jesse Popp, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science at Ontario Agricultural College, and Dr. Liliana Caballero, Professor, University of Guelph Physics department.

Women have made significant contributions to STEM – and continue to do so – but their stories are often untold. Why is that? Do women and girls see themselves equitably represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields?

This travelling exhibition from Ingenium Canada recognizes the crucial role of women in STEM. Through text and images, the display tells the stories of historical and contemporary Women in STEM, their scientific contributions, as well as their challenges in the face of persistent systemic barriers.

Working with Dr. Joanne O’Meara, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, and co-founder of Royal City Science, the exhibition will include stories, images, and artifacts of local women in STEM.

The exhibition recognizes the historical barriers faced by all women in STEM, and acknowledges that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) and LGBTQ2IA+ women have faced and continue to face even greater barriers.

Watch History Bites – Iron Willed: Women in STEM, a conversation between Guelph Museums Curator Dawn Owen and local women featured in the exhibition:

Iron Willed: Women in STEM is presented in partnership with Ingenium, Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation.

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September 17, 2022
February 20
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Guelph Museums


Guelph Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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