ERICA Gibson

BSc Candidate, Agriculture (Animal Science), University of Guelph
Aspiring Candidate, Veterinary School, Large Animal Medicine
Student Technician, Ontario Veterinary College

When did your love of STEM begin?

Erica: Pursuing a career in STEM was interesting to me from a young age because I always had a passion for biology and science. I always did better in those subjects, and so it was kind of a calling, I found. And I just I really enjoyed it.

I decided to pursue a career in STEM when I was probably 4 years old, and every single year they would ask at school what I wanted to be when I grew up and it was always a veterinarian. And they always said oh it'll change, it'll change, and it's never changed!

What did you love most about studying and working in your field of STEM?

Erica: I love how much actually applies to the real world and how it has an effect on so many different things. So for example what you may learn in animal medicine has an impact on human medicine and I think that that's really cool.

045  STEM_quote.jpg

“What I love about my work is the people. I love how everyone comes together for the same purpose, and in a multidisciplinary environment, having everybody come together to get that animal back to health.”

What advice would you give to young women considering a career in STEM?

Erica: What I would say to a young woman interested in pursuing a career in STEM is to go for it. If you're interested in it and you love it, you're going to be successful.

About the Calendar

The Calendar showcases twelve young women in different and exciting careers. There's many roads one can go down with a career in STEM, so we wanted to highlight the unique paths each of these women have taken to where they are today. Find out what they did with their STEM education!

Meet the Women

Eugenia Duodu

Eugenia Duodu

Chantel Camara

Chantel Camara

Erica Gibson

Erica Gibson

Nazra Noushad

Nazra Noushad

Mila Maric

Mila Maric

Richelle Rozanski

Richelle Rozanski

Jenan Abderrahman

Jenan Abderrahman

Karol Tinsley

Karol Tinsley

Emily Newton

Emily Newton

Cylita Guy

Cylita Guy

Maya Burhanpurkar

Maya Burhanpurkar

Natlia Malafeeva

Natlia Malafeeva

Find the Calendar

The calendar will be distributed through outreach events for young women in STEM or through various methods with our distribution partners listed below. You may also pick up a copy of the calendar at one of our distribution partner’s events. Browse through the calendar to find out if we’re at an event near you!

Current Distribution Partners:

Let’s Talk Science, Technovation Challenge in Canada, Techsploration, Kids Can Press, STEM Kids Rock, Nelson Canada, Girl Guides of Canada, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, Cogeco Peer 1, Women Unlimited Halifax Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto District School Board, Life Gears, BMO, CIBC, Deloitte, NRStor Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, RBC, Linamar, Move the Dial, Perimeter Institute.

We are currently taking distribution partners! If you are an organization who would like to distribute the calendar, please submit a request and we will get back to you!