UBC Okanagan launches iSTAND event series

Imposter Syndrome and Rising Above It to examine competence and self-doubt

What:  iSTAND — a UBC Okanagan initiative to support professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.
Who: Valerie Young
When: October 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Best Western Kelowna, 2402 Highway 97 North
Cost: $80 includes lunch and tea/coffee breaks ($50 for students)

UBC Okanagan is launching the first in a series of events known as iSTAND, which are designed to encourage the recruitment and retention of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Imposter Syndrome and Rising Above It is an event that will see panel discussions, as well as interactive sessions led by visiting scholar Valerie Young. The day-long event will focus on the development of practical strategies for the elimination of needless self-doubt. Audience members will be invited to share their workplace experiences as well as perspectives on their own career development and progression.

Future iSTAND series will focus on events that help encourage women to enter and stay in STEM disciplines and will include community education and networking events.

Register at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-feel-as-bright-and-capable-as-everyone-seems-to-think-you-are-what-every-woman-and-man-tickets-18674889096

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