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Quantum Leaps Career Conference – Medicine and Medical Research

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a career conference event for high school girls to interact with women professionals in STEM and learn about science careers.

SCWIST Quantum Leaps is a virtual career conference uniquely designed for girls from grades 8-12 interested in or curious to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This conference gives girls a glimpse into what women in STEM fields do in their careers.

During these events, girls can meet women professionals who have been successful in their STEM fields and meet other like-minded girls who have similar aspirations and interests. This event will help them know more about the STEM fields they are interested in and discover new STEM fields. Quantum Leaps also aims to aid students in the transition between high school and higher education.

This particular Quantum Leaps event will focus on women professionals working in careers related to Medicine and Medical research. They also have expertise in science communication and facilitating learning. Did they have a fixed plan for what they would like to do five years after high school? How do they ease into changing their career focus? Did they know that they wanted to pursue these careers when they were in university? Girls will get the opportunity to interact with these women to get the answers they need at the event.

AGENDA

  • 6:00-6:20: Speaker 1 and Q&A session
  • 6:20-6:40: Speaker 2 and Q&A session
  • 6 :40-7:00: Speaker 2 and Q&A session

SPEAKERS

Ivy Mageto

Ivy Mageto, a third-year medical student at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) in Saint Kitts and Nevis, hails originally from Kenya but has called Canada home since the 10th grade. Before embarking on her medical journey, Ivy pursued an accounting diploma and business degree from BCIT with aspirations of becoming a Certified Professional Accountant, though her path took an unexpected turn.Throughout her tenure in medical school, Ivy has actively engaged with various organizations. She served as the Vice President of Because We Care at UMHS, an organization dedicated to community service, diversity, inclusion, and health education. Additionally, she contributed her time as a teaching assistant for Biostatistics and Histology courses.Presently, Ivy finds herself in Michigan State for her medical school rotations, where her passion for medicine continues to grow. Eager to share her career journey, she looks forward to the opportunities ahead.

Jessica Lovnicki

Jessica has experience working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the field of Oncology. With a patient-focused mindset and a strong interest in pediatrics, she continues to strive to build world-class programs that enhance children’s health. Since November 2019, she has also offered administrative support to numerous students by logging their private school and university applications. She has also provided career and education counselling to help students decide which path to pursue by providing options that offer the opportunity for fulfillment and success. Realizing her passion for teaching and working with students, she will be going back to school this fall to become a biology and chemistry teacher. With a passion for education, teaching and career guidance, she looks forward to sharing her career journey with high school girls.

Venue

Online Event

Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

EOIC Head Office
2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON. L1H 8C1 Canada
905.432-3999