Canada Pavilion at Expo unveils exhibition to highlight women’s achievements in science, technology and engineering
DUBAI – As part of Knowledge and Learning Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Canada Pavilion has unveiled a new outdoor exhibition, ‘Women in STEM’, to celebrate the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
In partnership with Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation – the graphic arts portraits honour the leadership of innovators, researchers and scientists throughout history, and their greatest contributions to date in resolving pressing challenges in areas such as cancer research, Arctic issues, climate change and accessibility rights. The exhibit celebrates equity, diversity and inclusivity within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Among the inspired women featured in the exhibit are genetic genius Dr Lihadh Al-Gazali, professor of clinical genetics at United Arab Emirates University, and Dr Hind Al Abadleh, Fulbright Canada’s Research Chair in Climate Change, who also grew up and graduated in the UAE. Others featured include Canada’s first female astronaut, the first woman in the world to receive a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering, and a Canadian entrepreneur raising awareness for disability issues and more.
Marie-Geneviève Mounier, Commissioner General – Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Women from Canada and around the world have made such important contributions in STEM fields throughout history, and with this exhibit we are celebrating the strength and intellectual power of a number of these trailblazing women. By showcasing the notion that if I can see her, I can be her, this exhibit helps us break down implicit gender biases that lead us to think that only men are successful in STEM.”
There are 60 posters available on Ingenium’s ‘Women in STEM’ website. The Canada Pavilion’s exhibition at Expo 2020 Dubai showcases a selection of 13 posters in total.
The exhibit forms part of Canada’s educational showcase during Expo’s Knowledge and Learning Week, and will be displayed in the Canada Pavilion forecourt until mid-January.