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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Dr. Shohini Ghose

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Every year, the world comes together for International Women’s Day (IWD) in March to celebrate women’s achievements. The theme of this year’s IWD is Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. We’re honoured to welcome Dr. Shohini Ghose, Professor of Physics & Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, to UBC Vancouver on March 22 as part of UBC’s IWD celebrations for a book signing and talk.

Dr. Ghose is the author of two books, the latest (published in October 2023) is titled Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe, and will be the topic of her talk. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on-site. For readers with print disabilities, alternate formats of the book (e.g., braille) are available through the Centre for Equitable Library Access.

Dr. Ghose is also a TED Senior Fellow, NSERC Chair for Women in Science & Engineering, Director, Research & Programs, Laurier Centre for Women in Science, and Chief Technology Officer of the Quantum Algorithms Institute.

Engaging and accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike, Dr. Ghose’s thoroughly researched book tells the inspiring stories of women physicists and astronomers from around the world who discovered fundamental rules of the universe and whose critical roles and contributions have not always been well-acknowledged.

Book signing

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: UBC Earth Sciences Building: ESB foyer


Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Location (hybrid event): UBC Earth Sciences Building: ESB1012, and online via Zoom


This is a free event open to all. Please register to ensure we have capacity for all guests or to receive a link to view the live broadcast. Please Register here:


The event is co-sponsored by UBC’s Faculty of Science, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Quantum Matter Institute, Department of Physics & Astronomy, and UBC Bookstore. Dr. Ghose inspires inclusion, and we are excited to welcome her to UBC’s Faculty of Science in honour of IWD.


March 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
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