FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to collaborate with corporate executives, educational institutional leaders, and passionate individuals who all believe in success for, and inclusion and acceptance of, girls and young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council will offer insight and oversight that will help us break down the barriers of girls in STEM, encourage girls and young women to become innovative and successful leaders of the future, and build the foundation for systematic change for acceptance and inclusion of girls in STEM.
Contact us to hear about our initiatives, including:
1. Dads for Daughters in STEM Campaign – Ask the Council to present at your corporate workplace to raise awareness and education about the importance of male champions on girls and young women in STEM. To find out more information about this campaign, click here.
2. Allyship Resources and Guide – Find out how you can encourage allyship and positive spaces through our resources. Applicable to schools, communities and workplaces.
3. Speaker Blog Series – Various in-person and online speaker series and brainstorming with like-minded individuals who want to make a difference.
Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council
Commercial Partners, Go-To-Market Leader Microsoft Canada Inc.
Integrated Architecture Technical Consultant Rockwell Automation
Associate Director, Engineering Outreach Office University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering
Chair of the Board of Directors at FIRST Robotics Canada Former Head of School at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
Senior Science and Technology Journalist CBCNews.ca
Dr. Imogen Coe
Professor and Dean Faculty of Science at Ryerson University
Dr. James Elliott Coleshill
Professor, Information and Communications Technology Seneca College
Citizen and Corporate Affairs Manager Microsoft Canada Inc.
Dr. Eugenia Duodu
Executive Director Visions of Science and Award-winning Chemist
Global Director, HR Programs Magna International
President & CEO Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
VP, Product Management Synnex Canada
Dr. Gilbert Lai
Software Engineer Quanser
Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences Global Affairs Canada
FIRST Robotics Administrator STEM - Teaching & Learning Toronto District School Board
Senior Manager, Member Communities CompTIA
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors General Motors
Project Manager Aecon Utility Engineering
President Benchmark Corp
Vice President and Investment Counsellor RBC Wealth Management – PH&N Investment Counsel
Sales Manager and Professional Engineer Lakeside Process Controls
Dr. Sheryl Staub French
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering at UBC
by Shahed Saleh, FIRST Team 4903 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member The true beauty of the human mind is its seemingly boundless ability to learn. When facing adversity
by Madison Vickery, FIRST Team 6875 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member When working as a team, we often find ourselves discussing possible options, actions, and solutions with
by Shahed Saleh, FIRST Team 4903 and Girls in STEM Student Advisory Council Member As a senior student in my last year of high school, society tasks me with the
by Alicia Pan, FIRST Team 6070 and Girls in STEM Student Council Member Upon entering the “real world”, it becomes apparent that there are no set answers that somebody else