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March 2012

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Article: A Fast Growing & Vital Field with Declining Share of Women

New Study Reports Underrepresented Women in Growing STEM Fields Jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are expected to grow by 17% between 2008 and 2018. However, women are underrepresented in STEM fields and have been losing ground in STEM degrees from community colleges, according to a report by The Institute of Women’s […]

MAY 2: DAWEG and Women in Mining – New Kootenay’s Group Information Session

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Causeway Bay Hotel, 102A Red Cedar Drive, Sparwood, BC Cost: $10 Register Online: Here Deadline to register is May 1, 2012. (Those who are not members of APEGBC can create a ‘non-member’ account to register online through the above link as necessary). Details: DAWEG and Women […]

APR 12: DAWEG and EWB – A Career with Meaning: Engineering at the Intersection of Societal Challenges and Personal Passion

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm Location: YWCA, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver Cost: $10 Registration Online: Here Deadline to register is April 1, 2012. (Those who are not members of APEGBC can create a ‘non-member’ account to register online through the above link as necessary). Registration will also be available at the […]

University of Limerick – Job Opportunity – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 11,500 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that they capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity.  […]

APR 19: WIE(VR) Invites you to “Making the Leap from Engineering to Entrepreneurship – Find Your Way to the Startup World”

* Please note this Event has been cancelled* Presentation Details Date: Thursday April 19th, 2012 Time: 6:30-9:30pm, presentation starts at 7pm Place: YWCA, 535 Hornby St Vancouver BC Presented by Winnie Lai & Lauren Kulokas Winnie Lai comes from a diverse background including studies in Engineering Physics as well as Commerce at the University of British […]

APR 18: CanWIT BC Signature Lunch Event

The Talent Advantage: How to Thrive in the Face of Change Are you top talent? Discover five strategies that you can employ immediately to help you become top talent during turbulent times. Please join CanWIT on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 for a CanWIT BC exclusive lunch event with award-winning keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy MacKay, the […]

Article: Helping Manufacturers CHARM Their Way Into New Business

CHARM is a research project that together with General Motors of Canada, is exploring ways of deploying robots in manufacturing environments to enhance workers’ capabilities and make production lines more flexible. CHARM (Collaborative, Human-focused, Assistive Robotics for Manufacturing) is led by University of British Columbia (UBC) mechanical engineering professor Elizabeth Croft. A leading expert in the cutting-edge field […]

Article: What is the Next Step for Female Scientists? (MentorNet)

“The folks at the NSF understand that you shouldn’t be penalized or lose a chance to advance in your career because you are taking care of a new child or a mom or dad who’s gotten sick,” said Michelle Obama in a White House speech. A new plan from the National Science Foundation allows scientists […]

MAR 28: What is “Female Leadership”? – Brown Bag Lunch

The traditional concept of “command-and-control” leadership is fading out and it is being replaced with a leadership style that relies on influence, not authority. Businesses want leaders that will motivate, build teams, show appreciation to employees and exhibit emotional intelligence, among other traits. Women may have unique personality traits that naturally align with this new leadership […]

MAY 1: Information Technology & How Its Changing Our World

****This event has been postponed. Please contact SCWIST for more information ******   Special Event: Information Technology & How Its Changing Our World SCWIST is partnering with Electronic Arts to hold a special panel discussion on the impact of information technology (IT) on work and society. Hear from leading experts about IT-led innovations in health, […]

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