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Global Conversations: Women and Girls in Science

Panel Discussion

Global Conversations: Women and Girls in Science

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1 pm
Price: $10 Regular, $9 Friends, $7.50 Seniors, $6 Students
Tickets include 50% off Museum admission.

Celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at the Aga Khan Museum with a thought-provoking panel of leading Muslim women scientists, presented in partnership with Massey College and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Find inspiration in their stories, careers, and path-breaking research. Moderated by Canadian engineer, scientist and former astronaut Julie Payette, the panel will feature Hadeel Mohammad, Mohadeesha Abdolhossem, Omnia Elebuyary, and Heba Robl.

 

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 to promote gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls and to provide them with full and equal access to participation and leadership opportunities in science.

 

Mingle with the prolific panellists at a light reception following the discussion.  

 

Panellists

 

Mohaddeseh Abdolhosseini

Mohaddeseh Abdolhosseini is a Civil Engineering Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.

 

Omnia Elebyary

Omnia Elebyary is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Her active involvement in initiatives that empower marginalized, vulnerable populations sparked her interest in improving people's lives through research. Elebyary is specializing in oral microbiology and immunology and is challenging conventional views in her field through her work. 

 

Hadeel Mohammad

Hadeel Mohammad is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Toronto (UofT). She completed her Bachelor's degree in telecommunication engineering in 2015, followed by a Master’s degree in ECE in 2017, both with the highest honours. Mohammad has received various awards, including the 2019 and 2021 Ontario Graduate Scholarships, the 2021 Photonics Expansion Grant, and the 2022 Mitacs Gloablink Research Award.

 

Heba Roble

Heba Roble is a first-year Master’s student in the Health Services Research program at the University of Toronto, where she specializes in Health Informatics Research. She graduated with an honours bachelor’s degree in Health and Disease and Biomedical Toxicology from the University of Toronto. Roble has research interests in virtual care, digital health, privacy and data governance, and health equity.

 


About Massey College

 

Gifted by The Massey Foundation in 1963, Massey College’s mission is to nourish learning and serve the public good. It is a Centre of discussion where people and ideas intersect to address critical issues related to the rapidly changing world, to bring together cross-cultural and inter-generational understanding and ethical leadership to answer complex problems facing society today.

 

About the CCUNESCO

 

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Through its networks and partners, the Commission promotes UNESCO’s values, priorities and programs in Canada and brings the voices of Canadian experts to the international stage. CCUNESCO operates under the authority of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

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