Ottawa Local Organising Team

Photo: Christopher Austin

Soapbox Science Ottawa

We are really excited to host the first Soapbox Science event in Canada’s Capital – Ottawa.  It will be featured at its premier tourist attraction, the ByWard Market. The event will be held in both official languages (French and English) and will showcase the amazing work that women do in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).  We hope you will join us on September 14th, 2019 for what is sure to be an engaging experience.


The Team

Our team members, comprised of students and professors from the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science, value diversity in STEMM and are delighted to bring a new experience to Ottawa. We hope our event will help inspire young students to engage in the wonderful world of STEMM.


  • Janelle Fournier, PhD Student, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Donatille Mujawamariya, Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Catherine Mavriplis, NSERC – Pratt & Whitney Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (Ontario Region), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • Thomas Ehret, Masters Student, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Brittany Love, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa
  • Shelina Adatia, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa



We are currently looking for sponsors and welcome any motivated entity that would like to contribute to our event. Please contact Janelle Fournier at