A Grenfell physicist on a mission to get more girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Wednesday, 27 September 2023 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Dr. Svetlana Barkanova says the role is about reaching underrepresented women and gender minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities, with a particular focus on First Nations and French communities, African Nova Scotians and remote and rural areas.

    Last week the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced that Grenfell physicist Dr. Svetlana Barkanova is one of three Atlantic chairs known as Atlantic Chairs for Inclusion in Science and Engineering Initiative. The group will reach out to underrepresented groups and individuals, encouraging them to discover the wide range of opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Barkanova says the role is about reaching underrepresented women and gender minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities, with a particular focus on First Nations and French communities, African Nova Scotians and remote and rural areas. She says the field of physics is huge and there are many different jobs. Barkanova is looking for help with the project and  anyone interested can email sbarkanova@grenfell.mun.ca.

     

     

     

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