Ottawa Local Organising Team

Soapbox Science Ottawa

We are really excited to host Soapbox Science events in Canada’s Capital – Ottawa and virtually. When in person, events will be featured at its premier tourist attraction, the ByWard Market. All 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 academics and professionals 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, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
  • Pooja Shree Mishra, Ph.D., Science Analyst, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Amy Johnston, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa & University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Donatille Mujawamariya, Full Professor, Director of Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique, 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