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Wilfrid Laurier University Communications, Public Affairs & Marketing
February 23, 2017
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Laurier students invited to celebrate region’s inaugural Ada Lovelace Day event

Oct 11/13

Waterloo Region is hosting a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and math on Ada Lovelace Day, Oct. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener.

Ada Lovelace is known as the founder of scientific computing. She wrote a scientific paper in 1843 that anticipated the development of computer software, artificial intelligence and computer music. The event, presented by Hackademy Canada, celebrates women in science through presentations, information booths and activities from local organizations, such as the Laurier Centre for Women in Science, Nerd Nite KW, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Kitchener Public Library and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Laurier’s Shohini Ghose, director of the Centre for Women in Science, will speak and answer questions during a presentation period beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Other activities include a game development workshop with the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute, and an introduction to basic astronomy and telescope use with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

For a complete list of participants and speakers, and for more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

This event is free and open to all ages.

About Hackademy Canada
Hackademy is a social innovation venture teaching coding and technology literacy via face-to-face learning and community mentorship. Hackademy is committed to providing an open and welcoming environment for all, particularly those groups who have traditionally faced barriers in entering technical fields. Visit for more information.


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