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january, 2021

13jan7:30 pm8:30 pmInvention Education Inspiring STEM Learning & Intellectual PropertyAwareness with Inventor Role Models7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Event Details

Join the National Inventors Hall of Fame™ (Canada) (NIHF Canada) and The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/ L’Association des professeurs de science de l’Ontario (STAO/APSO)  for a unique professional development opportunity on the power of innovator role models in inspiring students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM/STEM) and increasing intellectual property awareness. This is the third webinar in our Invention Education series. In this session designed for elementary school educators, participants will explore how sharing the stories of world-changing inventors can inspire students to become future innovators. Research has shown, for example, that when children are introduced to inventors they can relate to at an early age, they are more likely to become innovative adults.

We are pleased to welcome special guest and National Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Inductee James McEwen. A Canadian biomedical engineer, he invented the world’s first microprocessor-controlled automatic surgical tourniquet system. Devices based on his innovations are used worldwide in close to 20,000 surgeries each day. McEwen is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and has received numerous other honours and distinctions including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Recognizing the essential role that teachers play in student success, he is also an advocate for educational initiatives that inspire young innovators. For more information on James McEwen and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (Canada), visit

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(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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