On Thursday, March 8, Lassonde is celebrating International Women's Day with special guest Eden Hennessy, PhD Candidate of Social Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University.
Part One: Rethinking stereotypes of who is a STEM professional
11.30am – 12.30pm
Bergeron Lobby and Café
Guest Speaker & Exhibit Curator: Eden Hennessey, PhD Candidate of Social Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University
Eden Hennessey will showcase her photo exhibit #DistractinglySexist, made to challenge gender discrimination in the Canadian tech world. She will tell her personal story of how with one action, she has made a significant impact on the stereotypes that are associated with STEM professionals today.
Part Two: Dialogue with Eden Hennessey on how to become an ally for under-represented people
12.45pm – 2.00pm
Following the exhibit presentation, Eden will lead an interactive workshop, in a safe and inclusive space, to help us learn how to be allies and take action for those who are under-represented in our communities.