Media Advisory Article from  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Science and Status of Women ministers to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Toronto, Ontario, February 10, 2017—The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be joined by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, along with Jennifer Flanagan of Actua and female researchers for a Facebook live discussion celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

After the panel discussion, audience members will be invited to ask the panelists questions on the role of women in science. Following that, attendees will be invited to interact with Oculus Rift, a new Facebook-supported virtual reality system.

Photo and video opportunities will be available.

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon

Location:
Facebook Canada Headquarters
MaRS Discovery District, West Tower, 12th Floor
661 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

*Note that Facebook staff will be at the elevator banks to allow access to the 12th floor.

Follow Minister Duncan on social media.
Twitter: @ScienceMin
Instagram: sciencemin

For further information, please contact:

Stéfanie Power
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Science
343-291-2600

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

Matthew Pascuzzo
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Status of Women
819-420-7022


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