STEMM Diversity @ McGill is a student-driven initiative at the Redpath Museum to promote diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. The initiative exists primarily as an online exhibit and a colouring/activity book.

The online exhibit centers around interviews of diverse students and faculty about their personal experiences and opinions relating to the roles of gender and ethnicity in STEMM. These interviews were conducted by students and staff at the Redpath Museum in collaboration with TVM: Student Television at McGill.

As of spring 2018, 16 interviews are available for viewing. The exhibit also features various articles about diversity issues in STEMM as well as other student groups at McGill working on similar issues. The exhibit is available at http://stemmdiversityatmcgill.com/ and is now being used on 2 touchscreens in the second floor gallery of the Redpath Museum. The website is managed by a volunteer from Shopify.

The STEMM Diversity @ McGill Colouring and Activity Book has received great reviews wherever we have sent it. Its reach has expanded past the McGill community and continues to grow. To date, 275 colouring books have been distributed to elementary schools in Quebec and Ontario. 400 were brought to the NSERC Gender Summit. 40 have gone to after school programs such as McGill’s Student-Parent Lunch and Learn and Homework Zone, which is an after-school program for under privileged schools. 100 copies will also be going to McGill’s series of Mini-Science lectures, and there are plans to send copies to Women in Resource Development Corporation’s STEM for GIRLS series. The colouring books are also for sale in the museum gift shop, where about 20 copies have currently been sold.

If you are involved in promoting diversity in STEMM at McGill and would like to be featured here, please contact us at stemmdiversityatmcgill@gmail.com