IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast event to be held at UPEI on February 27

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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Global Women’s (and Allies) breakfast (GWB) will be held at the Fox & Crow, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, on February 27, 2024, from 7:30–9:30 am.

Held in conjunction with the United Nations Day of Women and Girls in Science, the goal of the breakfast series is to establish an active network of people of all genders to overcome the barriers to gender equality in science. Hosted each year at various institutions across North America, the breakfast brings scientists together to celebrate achievements, build networks, and foster new friendships. The theme of this year’s event is “Catalyzing Diversity in Science.”

Speakers at the UPEI breakfast will include Dr. Nola Etkin, dean of science; Dr. Marya Ahmed, associate professor of chemistry and engineering; and Leah Gauthier, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry. They will speak about their experiences as female leaders in science as well as their research, mentorship, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Also planned is a “tie-dye your lab coat” activity. Participants can bring clean lab coats and turn them into colourful garments. 

Click here to register by February 22 before 4:00 pm. Breakfast is included for registered attendees.

IUPAC is the world authority on digital standards in chemistry; chemical nomenclature and terminology, including the naming of new elements in the periodic table; on standardized methods for measurement; and on atomic weights. Founded in 1919, IUPAC has been creating the common language of chemistry for more than a century.

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