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November 2011

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The 10 Worst Stereotypes about Powerful Women

In this article, Jenna Goudreau discusses the 10 most pervasive stereotypes about powerful women. Read the full article here

Dec 6 – DAWEG Memorial and Social

Come join DAWEG as they host the December 6th Memorial and Social to mark the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy at Ecole Polytechnique. All male and female APEGBC members are invited to this event. A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. Date:Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Time: 6:00-9:00 […]

Why Science Majors Change Their Minds

An article from The New York Times explores the reasons why students pursuing STEM majors are more likely to switch degrees. The full article can be found here.

Nov 17 – WIE(VR) holds presentation on mistakes that keep professionals overstressed and unhealthy.

Come join WIE(VR), in collaboration with DAWEG and SCWIST, for a presentation about “The 3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Business Professionals Make that Keep them Overstressed, Unhappy and Unhealthy” on Thursday, November 17th. Sheryl Stanton, a registered nurse for 38 years and a stress relief specialist, will give a presentation on what mistakes you may […]

Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Program at UBC Okanagan

The Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship Program would like to ask for industry mentors for their innaguaral year running the program.  This is an exciting opportunity for industry to support our students as they develop their skills and prepare to work in industry. If you are interested in this opportunity, please read their invitation […]

Survey shows More female students choose STEM to make a difference

Microsoft released results from two national surveys of college students showing a higher percentage of female than male students chose Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees to make a difference. The survey was conducted to gain insight on what can better prepare students of STEM degrees in post-secondary education. To read the full article, […]

Nov 25 – TRIUMF Colloquium – Identity, Gender and Persistence in Science

“This presentation will examine identity as a way of understanding gender patterns in participation and persistence in science, physics in particular. Considering these issues from the perspective of identity brings together findings related to interest, motivation, confidence, achievement, stereotypes and recognition and provides a focus for engaging in activities to encourage and support students at […]

Congratulations to Catherine Roome, CEO BC Safety Authority and WWEST supporter for winning the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award

“Catherine Roome is a visionary for change with a dedication to service and public safety. Current President and CEO of the BC Safety Authority, Ms. Roome’s leadership was the driving force behind its switch from an inspection-based operating model to an evidence-based risk identification and safety management system. On top of her technical achievements, Ms. […]

Nov 30 – SCWIST Brown Bag Lunch Meetings

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is hosting a series of BrownBag lunch meetings at UBC and SFU for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM careers. The purpose is to provide networking opportunities, career skill development workshops and discussion sessions with professional women in STEM careers. On November we will discuss […]

Nov 10 – WIM Brown Bag Lunch

Join WIM for the November Brown Bag Lunch! Time & Date: November 10, 2011 @ noon Place: Fasken Martineau, 2900 – 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3 Presenter: Diane Thompson, Natural Resources Canada Library Natural Resources Canada Library – Vancouver  is a specialized scientific/technical library that supports the educational and research goals of Geological Survey of […]

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