Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: The Ocean and Us: what does being an 'ocean nation' mean?
Dr. Lisa (Diz) Glithero from the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa
With a PhD in Education and a former classroom teacher, Diz Glithero is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa (Canada), and is passionate about developing eco-civic leadership capacity in youth. Most recently, Diz is serving as the National Coordinator of the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition and is working with organization across the country to create a national ocean literacy strategy. In 2017, Diz was the education lead for the Canada C3 Expedition, a 150-day, 25,000km ocean voyage around Canada's coastline. Diz has been honoured with several awards including, an International Women of the Earth Award by the Yves Rocher Foundation, and received a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada.
Through personal stories and images, Diz will engage the audience in thinking more deeply about our connection to the ocean, why it matters as Canadians - the country with the longest coastline in the world - and how we can participate more fully as citizens to support a healthier ocean.