An exciting opportunity for CHN girls aged 11–13 who love science!

This is a special invitation from Science World to you—a future scientist, inventor, and innovator aged 11–13!

Limited spots available.

Note: Each girl can be accompanied by up to four guests who can wander Science World while they are in the workshop.

If your daughter is interested in attending this event, please email Sam by October 16 at with your daughter’s name and age (and ensure your CHN membership is up to date).

Do you sigh dreamily for science? Tech-nically obsessed with technology? Does engineering get your engine running? You + math = love? Then we have the perfect event for you.

Our third annual Girls and STEAM symposium is an action-packed day of workshops and mentorships on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Science World (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver). We are especially excited to announce this year’s inspirational keynote speaker, our superhero and world-famous nerd: BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry!

A one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet real professionals making incredible contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math (STEAM) and to make friends that last a lifetime. Though we wish we could include every single girl in BC to be part of this experience, we will be operating at a reduced capacity to ensure that everyone is safe and is practicing physical distancing.


8:00 am: Timed registration and breakfast
9:00 am: Welcome and keynote, Dr. Bonnie Henry (45 min)
10:00 am: Workshop (30 min)
10:30 am: Break with bagged snack (15 min)
10:45 am: Mentorship experience (30 min)
11:30 am: Closing and prizes (10 min)
11:40 am–12:00 pm: Participant pickup

On the day of the event, choose one of the following workshops:

  1. Exploring DNA in Living Things
    Presented by SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology)
  2. Starry Lights: How Do We Know What Stars Are Made Of?
    Presented by Girls Exploring Physics
  3. Phun in Physics
    Presented by Douglas College
  4. Exploring Emotions Through Augmented Reality
    Presented by New Media Gallery

Health and Safety

The Science World team has put thoughtful consideration into ensuring a safe and enjoyable symposium for all. Please review the following guidelines:

  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Girls will be divided into groups of nine, with one leader, and will be required to maintain physical distancing throughout the day.
  • All workshops and mentoring activities have been adapted to meet physical-distancing protocols.
  • Girls will be provided with a swag bag, including a Girls and STEAM T-shirt.
  • Breakfast will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle.