The organizing committee is pleased to welcome you to BE-STEMM 2022, the inaugural virtual, national meeting of the Canadian Black Scientists Network. Envisioned as the first in an annual series, BE-STEMM provides a unique opportunity for engagement across regions, scholarly fields, sectors, and career stages. We invite you to explore our rich, four-day program, which started as a dream in 2021, now made concrete thanks to the contributions of many. 
We especially thank our work-study students Tanay Pankaj Sharma, Josiah Nyembwa, and Marium Rubab.  

Prof. Jennifer Adams

STEM Education, Outreach & Pathways Co-chair

Prof. Maydianne Andrade  

Local host, Public Keynotes, Intersections Panel, Fundraising

 Prof. Juliet Daniel


Dr. Kimberley Gauthier 

Academic Program Committee & Conference Keynote Co-Chair

Prof. Kevin Hewitt

Fundraising, Science Fair Organizer, and STEM education & outreach Co-chair

Jeffrey Hyacinthe

Trainee Representative

Prof. Loydie Jerome-Majewska

Fundraising, Academic Program Committee & Conference Keynote Co-Chair

Dr. Chonnettia Jones

Leadership Summit Co-Chair

Prof. Kiven Erique Lukong

Leadership Summit Co-Chair

Ingrid Um Nlend

Communications & Transitioning to Industry Panel Organizer

Dr. Toyib (Olan) Olaniyan

Career Fair Organizer

Tamara Franz Odendaal

Full Professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Career Fair Organizer