Julie Moskalyk, the Science Director at Science North, has been selected to be a part of the fifth cohort of Homeward Bound, a global leadership initiative for women in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). As a prominent member of the local scientific community in Sudbury, Julie also sits on the board of directors at SNOLAB.
Homeward Bound is a program for influential women in the STEMM field who have the capacity to effect positive change in their communities towards a more sustainable future. One goal of the program is to build more collaborative, inclusive, legacy-minded leadership where all genders are equally impactful in decision making.
The collaborative learning program is 12 months long, delivered by a diverse faculty and leaders within their fields. Homeward Bound has a holistic focus, including streams in leadership, science, visibility, and strategic planning, with wellbeing at the forefront. It culminates in a month-long voyage to Antarctica, where the effects of human activities on the environment are evident. The result is an international collaboration of women equipped with the strategic skills and confidence to be visible leaders and guide decision making for a sustainable future.
Julie is one of three Canadians in the fifth cohort of Homeward Bound, and the second Sudburian to participate. Dr. Tammy Eger, Laurentian University professor and Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety for the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), was part of the fourth cohort of Homeward Bound and set sail on her Antarctic voyage on November 22nd.
We look forward to what Julie will bring back to the Sudbury community following her experience!