Getting more girls on Information Highway goal of Oct. 25 events

  • Event: Girls Get Connected (Workshop)
  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997
  • Time: 1:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Place: Geological Sciences Building, 6330 Stores Road
    (off West Mall), UBC
  • Parking: West Parkade. Enter at Gate 6, off Northwest
    Marine Drive
  • Event: The Information Highway: Is There an On-ramp for
    Girls? (Forum)
  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997
  • Time: 7:00.-9:30 p.m.
  • Place: Room 1700, Labatt Hall, SFU Harbour Centre, 515
    West Hastings Street
  • Parking: SFU Harbour Centre Parkade, 400 W. Cordova

Walk into a computer lab in almost any school in the province and
what are you likely to find? More boys than girls.

Encouraging 12- to 18-year-old girls to work with computers and
pursue careers in science and technology is the goal of a workshop
and forum sponsored by the Society for Canadian Women in Science
and Technology, Saturday, Oct. 25.

In Girls Get Connected, girls unfamiliar with computer technology
and their parents will get a chance to work hands-on with programs
specially selected for their educational value and appeal to female
users. The workshop takes place from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the Geological
Sciences Building at the University of British Columbia.

That evening five women successfully involved in computer technology
will lead a forum called The Information Highway: Is There an On-ramp
for Girls? from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Speakers include UBC’s Prof. Maria Klawe, IBM/NSERC Chair for Women
in Science and Engineering and founder of E-GEMS ( Electronic Games
for Education in Math and Sciences), and Sue Hammell, B.C. minister
of Women’s Equality.

There is no charge for either event, but pre-registration is required.
Call (604) 895-5814.