Events

UN DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE

Hear about events and opportunities related to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). 

A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Promote Gender Equity in Ocean Science

Saturday, February 3, 13:00 EST

Although women and non-binary persons are under-represented in ocean sciences, their accomplishments are even less represented, in both print media and online. Help us bridge this digital gender gap in ocean sciences! Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation – is partnering with the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 3 at 1 PM EST.

This is a hybrid event that will take place both in person at the Ingenium Centre in Ottawa, Canada, and virtually. Registration is required for either option.

We’ll be joined by special invited guest Marianne Falardeau, a postdoctoral researcher at Université Laval’s Institute of Integrative Biology and Systems and at the Littoral Research Chair, and recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Research Fellowship from the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science programme, so don’t miss out!

Join us on February 3rd (13:00 EST) to edit, add, or translate Wikipedia entries for women and non-binary individuals in ocean science. We’ll provide you with a crash course on Wikipedia editing, and in turn, we’re asking you to edit for a good cause.
Registration is now closed.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Ingenium are marking the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development by celebrating the contributions of women and those who identify as non-binary in STEM.

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