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November 2010

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Dec 2 – 14 Not Forgotten Memorial Service at UBC

14 Not Forgotten is an annual memorial service held at UBC in remembrance of the 14 women who lost their lives at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989, as well as the countless women who have been victims of gender-based violence. 14 Not Forgotten Memorial Service Date: December 2, 2010 Location: Outside the […]

Dec 4 – Memorial to the Montreal Massacre

Memorial to the Montreal Massacre This is a day-long, free public conference organized by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter. Saturday December 4 10 am – 6 pm Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia St The event features local and international experts presenting round-table policy discussions, lectures, and films on issues of concern to […]

Dec 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he hated feminists. He started shooting the women in the class, then beyond it. At the end of his killing rampage, he shot himself. As a result of these […]

Four UBC Engineering Students receive Canadian Federation of University Women Awards

Undergraduate engineering students Jasna Jankovic (Chemical), Yaxi (Wendy) Cheng (Chemical), Maxime Chin (Mechanical) and Sara Tahermaram (Mechanical) have received the 2010 Canadian Federation of University Women West Vancouver Education Award. This award is given to female post secondary students who have demonstrated good citizenship and community involvement, as well as academic diligence and competence. The […]

Online resource offers resilience training for STEM academic women

Arizona State University researchers are rolling out a pioneering resource that offers online personal resilience training for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The CareerWISE resource provides a fresh approach to retaining women in STEM. The focus is to strengthen women’s skills to manage whatever personal and interpersonal challenges arise along the […]

Nov 15 – IEEE Women in Engineering presents “An Engineer’s Journey Part II”

The IEEE Women in Engineering is proud to present the second talk on the series of “An Engineer’s Journey”. Our special guest for the evening will be Prof. Tyseer Aboulnasr dean of the faculty of applied science and professor of electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia. Join us for an evening of networking […]

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