Impostor Panel March 21 – Register Here!

For any questions about childcare or interpretation, please email

When: March 21 3pm -6pm
Where: University of Alberta, CCIS L1 – 160
What: Impostor Syndrome is when you struggle to internalize your own accomplishments and you feel like you are “faking it” and are about to be uncovered as a fraud. It affects many people who achieve success but it can really impact women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields like Computing Science and Engineering. People who feel like they don’t belong in STEM are less likely to stay in a program of study, they tend not to apply for awards or scholarships, they may hold themselves back from positions of power, they won’t apply for the best jobs and negotiate good salaries, the list goes on.

The Impostor Panel is designed to combat Impostor Syndrome. We want undergrads, grad students, staff and faculty members to be aware of it and how it can prevent them from participating fully in academia and in industry. We have invited prominent women from the community to talk about times when they felt like they didn’t belong or felt self-doubt, times when they persevered and overcame and tell us about their personal heroes. There will be a question period open to the audience.

So far we have booked the following awesome speakers to be panelists:


Live Stream:

We are live streaming the event for anyone who can not physically be present in CCIS L1-160. Please use the following link to remotely view the Impostor Panel from 3-6pm on Friday March 21, 2014.


3:00 – 4:00 pm – Panelists talk about their experiences with impostor syndrome

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Break (grab a beverage and a snack and meet the person next to you!)

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Audience questions

5:30 – 6:00 pm – Reception

Child Care

Please fill out this pre-registration form to save time dropping off your kids the day of the Impostor Panel. The child care is in CCIS 1-440, on the main floor of CCIS.

Directions and Parking Information:

We are holding the event in CCIS L1-160. For an interactive map of the campus, please click here.

The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) is circled in red and recommended parking lots are boxed in purple rectangles:


Inside the CCIS building, you’ll want to go one floor down to L1. Room L1-160 is a lecture theatre and is in the red box below:

Please follow the link to find UofA parking rates. For convenience, the rates for the Education, Stadium, and Windsor carparks are listed below. For the event, you will probably spend $14-15 on parking.

Stadium Carpark  6:00am – 4:30pm  $14.00
 4:30pm – 6:00am  $5.00
 Weekends & Holidays  $5.00
 Windsor Carpark  6:00am – 4:30pm $14.00
 4:30pm – 6:00am $5.00
 Weekends & Holidays $5.00
Education Car Park  6:00am – 4:30 pm  $15.00*
 4:30pm – 6:00am  $5.00
 Weekends & Holidays  $5.00
*$14.00 upon presentation of valid ONEcard.

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