Launching the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM June 19th, 2018
Increasing signs of interest for the Archive project were expressed throughout 2017 and 2018.
A fundraising campaign was launched by Monique Frize, Claire Deschênes and Ruby Heap, which yielded financial contributions from organizations such as NSERC, Engineers Canada/Ingénieurs Canada, l’AFFESTIM (Association de la francophonie à propos des femmes en sciences, technologies, ingénierie et mathématiques), and the FRQ (Fonds de recherche du Québec). In the meantime, a succession of meetings with the University of Ottawa’s Chief Librarian and the CEO of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) resulted in the creation of a formal partnership between the University of Ottawa Library, LAC and INWES-ERI, which successfully negotiated the creation of the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM.
The project was officially launched at the University of Ottawa on June 19th, 2018, in presence of the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, of Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Officer, of Guy Berthiaume, CEO of LAC and of Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa.
The following links provide examples of the media coverage dedicated to this important event and its outcomes:
PHOTOS TAKEN DURING THE JUNE 19TH, 2018, LAUNCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA