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17feb7:30 pm8:30 pmHow Intellectual Property Literacy Prepares Students for Courses of Study and Careers in STEMThis is designed for the Secondary School Teacher7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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Invention Education: How Intellectual Property Literacy Prepares Students for Courses of Study and Careers in STEM

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 bilingual professional development opportunity on the topic of intellectual property (IP) literacy and it’s impact in academia and in careers involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM/STEM).

This is the fourth webinar in our Invention Education series. In this session designed for secondary school educators, panellists will discuss how increasing intellectual property literacy will help students prepare for further courses of study and careers with a STEM focus. Participants will also gain insight into the role of IP  and the importance of promoting 21st century skills including teamwork, communication and collaboration, as well as economic literacy through activities that combine invention and business concepts.

The panellists for this webinar include Sheema Khan  is a patent agent with Stratford Managers, a consultancy firm in Ottawa and Shelley Jones, Vice President with NIHF Canada in Ottawa.

With over 15 years of experience, Sheema drafts and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of scientific fields, including green energy, pharmaceutical sciences and artificial intelligence. She helps start-up companies to formulate patent portfolio growth strategies. Sheema completed an AM in Physics and a PhD in Chemical Physics, both at Harvard. She also attended MIT and McGill for post-doc research.  During a stint as an R&D scientist at a pharmaceutical start-up, Sheema was an inventor on about a dozen patents. She has written about IP for the Globe and Mail and is passionate about IP literacy for the general public.

Shelley is a lawyer and trademark agent having worked both in private practice and in-house on matters relating to trademark and copyright infringement, litigation, managing global trademark portfolios, domain name disputes and anti-counterfeiting issues. Shelley currently leads NIHF Canada’s mission to inspire young inventors through innovative educational programming.

Cet événement est un événement bilingue.


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

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