STEMM Diversity @ McGill is a student-driven initiative at the Redpath Museum to promote diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. The initiative exists primarily as an online exhibit and a colouring/activity book.
The online exhibit centers around interviews of diverse students and faculty about their personal experiences and opinions relating to the roles of gender and ethnicity in STEMM. These interviews were conducted by students and staff at the Redpath Museum in collaboration with TVM: Student Television at McGill.
The exhibit is available at http://stemmdiversityatmcgill.com/ and is now being used on 2 touchscreens in the second floor gallery of the Redpath Museum.
The STEMM Diversity @ McGill Colouring and Activity Book has received great reviews wherever we have sent it. Its reach has expanded past the McGill community and continues to grow. To date, 275 colouring books have been distributed to elementary schools in Quebec and Ontario. 400 were brought to the NSERC Gender Summit. 40 have gone to after school programs such as McGill’s Student-Parent Lunch and Learn and Homework Zone, which is an after-school program for under privileged schools. 100 copies will also be going to McGill’s series of Mini-Science lectures, and there are plans to send copies more organizations.
For our efforts, Jessica Ford and I were presented with McGill's 2018 Award for Equity and Community Building. We were also nominated by McGill to Forces AVENIR and the Gala de l’engagement jeunesse de la Coalition de l’engagement jeunesse (CEJ).