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Who can register to participate in this event?

Registration for Women in Science is open to high school students, university students and members of the general public. People of all genders are welcome.

Some students may find the Women in Science learning format challenging. As the curriculum has been designed for a senior high school audience (grades 10-12), any younger participants should consider their preferred learning style and comfort level before deciding to register. 

I want to double my chances of being selected. Can I register as an In-Person and Virtually Live participant?  

Unfortunately, no. You may only register once. During registration, you will need to indicate your preferred method of participating: In-Person OR Virtually Live.

To keep things fair and unbiased for all, participants will be selected based on a lottery draw. All eligible participants who registered will have an equal chance of attending. 

Space for participating In-Person is limited. Participants who are not selected to attend the event at BC Children's Hospital will have the option to participate Virtually Live. 

I've been selected to participate but I'm now unable to attend. What should I do?

If you're unable to attend, please email us at as soon as possible so we can offer the space to someone on the waitlist. 

Can I view the 2021, 2022 or 2023 Women in Science event recordings online? 

No. Due to the sensitive nature of topics discussed, these sessions were not recorded.

You can learn more about our previous Women in Science faculty members online:

2023 Women in Science

  • Ms. Vriti Bhagat, Doctoral Student, Verchere Research, UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute - Read her profile here
  • Dr. Amanda Butler, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nicholls Research Team, UBC Department of Psychiatry and BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services -  Read her profile here
  • Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Medical Director, Population and Global Health, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Read her profile here
  • Dr. Annalijn l. Conklin, Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences - Read their profile here
  • Ms. Sandy Tatla, Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy - Read her profile here
  • Moderator: Dr. Julie Robillard, Scientist in Patient Experience, BC Children's & Women's Hospitals; Assistant Professor of Neurology, UBC Department of Medicine - Read her profile here

2022 Women in Science

  • Dr. Shazhan Amed, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC; Investigator and Head, Division of Endocrinology, BC Children’s Hospital — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC; Program Director, Advanced Training Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, UBC — Read her profile here.
  • Jennifer Murray, Graduate Student, School of Population and Public Health, UBC — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Tonia L. Nicholls, Distinguished Scientist, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC; Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; President-Elect International Association of Forensic Mental Health Service — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Melissa Woodward, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, UBC —  Read her profile here
  • Moderator: Dr. Lori Brotto, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC; Canada Research Chair, Women’s Sexual Health; Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute — Read her profile here.

2021 Women in Science

  • Amy Inkster, Graduate Student, Robinson Research Team, BCCHR — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Bhavi Modi, Research Associate, Turvey Lab, BCCHR — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Gina Ogilvie, Investigator, BCCHR; Physician, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre; Assistant Director, WHRI; Senior Public Health Scientist, BCCDC; Professor, School of Population & Public Health, UBC — Read her profile here.
  • Dr. Patricia Spittal, Investigator, BCCHR; Head & Professor, Division of Health in Populations, School of Population and Public Health, UBC; Associate Director for Research, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.
  • Dr. Cynthia Verchere, Investigator, BCCHR; Head & Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, UBC — Read her profile here.
  • Moderator: Dr. Allison Eddy, Investigator, BCCHR; Head & Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC — Read her profile here
If I'm attending this event In-Person, what should I bring with me?

Nothing is required. If you're interested in taking notes, a notebook and pen is recommended. 

Will all participants be provided with an electronic certificate of participation?

Those who are interested will be provided with an electronic certificate of participation upon request. 

Can this event be counted towards my high school work experience requirements?

The Women in Science evening could be classified as an unpaid career-related work experience that includes career investigation. Some schools will consider the hours spent attending (either In-Person or Virtually Live) as being eligible for your work experience hours. We encourage students to verify this with your school or career counsellor. 

The organizing team cannot sign any Work Education Agreements, Work Experience Placement Forms or any similar forms/contracts on the day of the event. Forms can be sent to for electronic signature before or after the event. 

We realize various school districts have different requirements for tracking hours. Unfortunately, the following cannot be provided: 

  • Onsite safety orientation, including a training plan or safety checklist. This should be covered in school
  • Letter of reference verifying student participation or duties performed. An electronic certificate of participation can be requested
  • Employer or student assessment/evaluation
I wasn't selected to attend from the lottery draw. Can I be added to the waitlist?

Participant who registered and weren't initially selected to attend the Women in Science evening will be automatically added to the waitlist. We will contact you directly if space becomes available. 

To be added to the waitlist after the initial registration period, contact

Will the Women in Science evening be recorded for online streaming later? 

No. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of topics discussed, the session will not be recorded. 

If I attended this event previously, can I register again?

Yes! To keep things fair and unbiased for all, participants will be selected based on a lottery draw. All eligible participants who register have an equal chance of attending.