Montréal, February 4, 2019 – Following the success of its 2018 Women & Science event, the Montréal Science Centre strikes again this year to mark the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a free event for girls 17 and under on February 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

New Name, Same Great Aim

Rebranded as The Intrepids – Women in Science and Technology, the event’s objective remains unchanged. It expects to attract yet again more than 600 young women and girls and spark their curiosity about careers in the fields of science and technology.

With more than 15 organizations on hand to share their passion for science, young women and girls will be invited to explore different zones where they can learn about careers in science and tech and meet inspiring women working in these fields from University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Ubisoft Montréal, Element AI, CGI and Pratt & Whitney. Girls 17 and under will also enjoy free admission to all of the Science Centre’s exhibitions on this special day.

The event will also feature lively and captivating science-in-action workshops led by a team of stellar Science Centre educators alongside spirited teams from four dynamic local organizations, Folie Technique, Visual Voice Gallery, Grandir Sans Frontières and UQAM.

 

Partnering with UQAM: A Stroke of Genius

As host of the event, UQAM will also shine the spotlight on members of its science faculty with a team of inspired research professors and students leading a fun interactive workshop and sharing some of their career-building experiences in science and tech. The day will be a unique front-line chance to learn everything there is to know about study programs and the diverse opportunities available to girls seeking to explore and pursue their love of science.

 

Please note: This event is open to all members of the public. Everyone is invited to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with us!    

 

Learn more about The Intrepids event on our website.

 

About the Montréal Science Centre

Welcoming more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is a science and technology exhibition complex renowned for its inclusive and interactive approach to science and its promotion of regional innovation and know-how. Its partners are Volvo, Telus and La Presse+. 

 

Source: Montréal Science Centre  

More information:

 

Jean-Philippe Rochette

Public Relations Manager

Tel.:     514.283.7160

jprochette@vieuxportdemontreal.com