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Sparking Science through Mentorship

Back by popular demand is our Sparking Science through Mentorship Conference! This event showcases women working in STEM with a social purpose. Drawing from different fields, ages and backgrounds, these fantastic women will mentor young women entering grade 9 this fall in Durham Region. Our goal is to increase science literacy and demonstrate that a career in science is fun, satisfying and comes in many different shapes and forms! 

Click here to download the conference poster.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00am to 2:30pm (lunch will be provided)

University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus

1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4


Sparking Science Conference Speakers


The Keynote Speaker at this year's Sparking Science Mentorship Conference is Dr. Eliana Gonzales-Vigil, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough. Her research involves understanding how plants synthesize metabolites that can cure our illnesses and flavour our foods.




Sparking Science Mentors

We've secured an amazing group of diverse female STEM mentors this year. Their areas of interest and expertise range from ecology, sustainabaility, engineering, chemistry, physiotherapy, psychology, science education and much much more! Click here to learn more about these wonderful women!

Sparking Science Schools & Registration

This conference is limited to students from the following DDSB schools: 

  1. Ajax High School
  2. Dunbarton High School
  3. Pickering High School
  4. Pine Ridge Secondary School
  5. Port Perry High School
  6. Henry Street High School

Please register if you are:

  1. a female or female-identifying
  2. entering grade 9 in the fall at one of the DDSB schools listed above
  3. have an interest in science or want to learn more!
  4. are available for the full day on October 16th, 2019


      PARTICIPANTS                                                     VOLUNTEERS 


Registration is required for participants and volunteers. Please register by Ocober 8th, 2019.

For more information, please email info@ecospark.ca or call 647-258-3280.

Curious about the past? Click here for Sparking Science through Mentorship 2017!

Sparking Science through Mentorship is a collaboration between EcoSpark, Dunbarton High School, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and Durham District School Board. The conference is supported by the Office of the Vice-Principal Research and the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean at UTSC, DUCA Credit Union and Ontario Power Generation.

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