Ottawa Local Organising Team

Soapbox Science Ottawa

We are really excited to host Soapbox Science events in Canada’s Capital – Ottawa.  Events will be featured at its premier tourist attraction, the ByWard Market. The events 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 for what is sure to be an engaging experience.


The Team

Ottawa 2019 volunteers

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. Ksenia Dolgaleva, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonics
  • Dr. Donatille Mujawamariya, Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Amy Johnston, PhD Student, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa & University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • 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