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December 2011

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Girls Exploring Physics Video

Girls Exploring Physics at SFU, one of our WWEST Partners, has released an excellent teaser video of their workshops.  Check it out at http://www.physics.sfu.ca/about/outreach/gep.  (Note: Flash player required to view video).

CWSE-Prairies Newsletter, Volume 1

The first volume of the CWSE – Prairies Quarterly Newsletter has been published online. If you would like to find out more about the CWSE-Prairies and what it has been up to since the Chair position was announced this past November, please take a look at their website.

Jan 19: SCWIST Health Awareness Series – Facts vs. Myths on Liver Disease

Although liver disease is sterotypically linked to alcohol or drugs, the truth is that there are over 100 known forms of liver disease caused by a variety of factors and it can affect everyone from infants to older adults. Learn more about liver disease at our upcoming health awareness series! Information about event: Title: Facts […]

Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report

“Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women’s family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, […]

CBS News: Message to women: Apply for high tech jobs!

“The economic trends are super clear. The technical roles are in demand. Even in what is currently a very difficult situation for our country in unemployment. There’s a huge shortage of engineers who can build products like Facebook. And women need to have their fair share of those seats,” Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg […]

Engineers Canada: 2010 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Report

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication for the years 2006-2010 is now accessible online.  Engineers Canada gathers and prepares these statistics on enrolment and degrees awarded each academic year.  This year’s report includes a section on the theme of “Gender Visibility”. Please follow the link below to access the report online: http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pu_enrolment.cfm

Financial Post: Canada’s most powerful women

In honor of women who are 2011’s top leaders and achievers in the public, private and non-profit sector , The Women Executive Network presents Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards. This year’s recipients include Frieda Granot, senior associate dean of strategic development and external relations for the Sauder School of Business at UBC. She […]

Integrated Leadership for Women – a women-only leadership development program

This program is run by Claire A Simpkins from Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc. It is targeted towards emerging professional women leader and runs over a 9-month period.The next cohort will starting late January 2012. Every month, participants will be involved in a 3-hour learning session with the group. In between these sessions, they will receive […]

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication now available online

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication for the years 2006-2010 is now accessible online. Engineers Canada gathers and prepares these statistics on enrolment and degrees awarded each academic year. This year’s report includes a section on the theme of “Gender Visibility”. Please follow the link below to access the report online: http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pu_enrolment.cfm

WEPAN Webinar series powerpoint slides available

The PowerPoint presentation of a WEPAN webinar held in November about “Stemming the Tides”, a study conducted on why women leave engineering, is available for download on the WEPAN website. The link can be found here The full report can be found on our website under Research & Recommended Readings, Careers

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