Meet Camille – architect and entrepreneur

The need for people trained in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has never been greater. In this video courtesy of Bell Media, Camille provides insight on her personal journey in STEM. The world needs your ideas. It all starts with you! #ChooseScience

Transcription – Meet Camille – architect and entrepreneur

[Music starts]

[Text on screen: STEM Stories: Camille]

[Video consists of shots of Camille addressing the camera as well as various coloured backgrounds on which animated elements appear as she speaks. The animated elements include the keywords being spoken and STEM-themed illustrations related to Camille's work.]

[Camille stands in an office space. Architectural drawings are on the wall.]

Female narrator: This is Camille. Camille is an architect and entrepreneur. Her STEM journey started in elementary school.

Camille: Both my parents came to Canada from Trinidad. They were really instrumental in encouraging all their kids to do well in math. I've always loved the visual arts and had a strong interest in math. Architecture was, you know, a strong combination of the two.

Female narrator: STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Did you know only 22 percent of all Canadians working in STEM are women? But the future's looking bright.

Camille: There's a lot of women running their own firms, leading huge design projects and making changes throughout your local built environment every day.

[Camille, in the office space, looks at a scale model of a building, then at photos of buildings.]

Female narrator: Camille is also the managing director for an organization called BEAT aimed at helping women and minorities network and advance in the architecture profession.

[Camille stands, with arms crossed, in the office space.]

[Text on screen: My advice is to not be afraid]

Camille: Advice I'd give to girls interested in math and pursuing careers in STEM is to not be afraid.

Female narrator: Start your story. Go to Canada.ca/ChooseScience.

[Text on screen: #ChooseScience

www.canada.ca/choosescience]

[Music ends]

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