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July 2011

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SCWIST Beach Potluck

SCWIST Beach Potluck When: Saturday, August 27 from 3-6 PM Where: Locarno Beach Park (between Jaricho Sailing Centre and Locarno Concession Stand) This event is open to everyone! Bring a snack, food, or beverage to share with others and be ready to play games (volleyball, Frisbee) and meet other women in science, engineering, and technology. Watch out […]

Industry and Academic Mentors: Share your experiences with UBC’s Engineering Mentoring Program!

Applications for Mentors due September 16th, 2011 The Engineering Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and fosters the development of skills that they will need to help them in their engineering career. The Program brings together a professional working in industry as the senior mentor, a senior undergraduate or […]

Interview With Nadya Fouad author of ‘Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering’

‘Ask a vocational psychologist to find out why women are leaving engineering, and the answers may, or may not, surprise you. Nadya Fouad’s recent report, Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering, shines a bright and perhaps glaring light on the realities of why women represent 20% of engineering school graduates, yet only 11% of […]

Save The Date – Free TRIUMF tour for SCWIST Members, September 13, 2011!**

Save the date! Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) members are invited to a free tour of TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, on September 13, 2011 at 4 PM**. Registration information will be provided in late August. If you are not yet a SCWIST member, you can join […]

Women, Power and the Impostor Syndrome

In this article,  Margaret Wente discusses women in power and the common female affliction of self doubt, sometimes known as the impostor syndrome: Read the full article here

Bringing Girls Into the Science-Major Pipeline

Nancy Linde, manager of research and development for educational outreach at WGBH Boston, discusses the importance of understanding the audience when communicating about science careers. Read the full article here

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