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May 2012

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JUL 16: Burnaby Waste-to-Energy Facility Tour (Hosted by BC WEN)

Join the BC Women in Energy Network for a tour of the energy-from-waste facility in Burnaby BC, operated by Covanta Energy. Burnaby Waste-to-Energy Facility, operating as Covanta Burnaby, began commercial operation in February 1988 serving Metro Vancouver. The facility is located in the commercial/industrial area of South Burnaby, British Columbia and processes approximately 25 percent […]

Schedule Change: MECH 410 Global Engineering Leadership Speaker Series

ERRATA: Please note changes in the schedule: May 29: Linc Kesler, Ph.D. May 31: Leila Harris, Ph.D. MECH 410E: Global Engineering Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series at UBC ­­Upcoming Talks: May 29, 2012: Social and Political Dimensions of Water Use and Access Speaker: Leila Harris, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UBC: Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute […]

AUG 1-4: Second “Annual Women in Physics Canada” Conference

The second “Women in Physics Canada” conference will be held at the University of British Columbia Date: August 1-4, 2012 Website: http://www.physics.ubc.ca/~wipc2012 Early Bird (reduced fee) registration deadline: June 29, 2012 (Increased registration fees will be in effect afterwards) “The conference is aimed at young women in all areas of physics (including Engineering Physics and Astronomy)  primarily […]

Article: Why The Engineering, Computer Science Gender Gap Exists

The article ‘Why The Engineering, Computer Science Gender Gap Exists’ talks about how “isolation, subtle discrimination and inherent gender differences could be keeping women underrepresented in the ‘hard’ sciences and tech” Read the rest of the article here.

Congratulations: Zahra Ahmadian Awarded IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Canada annually awards the IEEE Canada Women in Engineering prize to the nominee who has demonstrated substantial success in her undergraduate program and volunteer service to the IEEE. The prize as a whole recognizes the excellence in young women engineer professionals. This year, the prize was awarded […]

Article: Women Disappearing from Top Technology Jobs

The article ‘Women Disappearing from Top Technology Jobs’ describes the current decline in the number of women in senior technology positions in the US: “Nine per cent of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) are female, down from 11 per cent last year and 12 per cent in 2010, according to the survey by the U.S. […]

A Great Resource: NSERC Page for Women in Science & Engineering

www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Women

MAY 29: Community Energy Development Speaker Forum

Community Energy Development: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future GreenTech Exchange and BC Women in Energy are co-hosting a Speaker Forum on May 29th. Theme:Community Energy Development: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future Chair: Shaun Greffard, General Manager of Investment and Intergovernmental Relations […]

MECH 410E Global Engineering Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series

MECH 410E: Global Engineering Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series at UBC Global Engineering Leadership is designed to introduce senior engineering students to concepts, theory and practice of engineering leadership in an international service learning context.  The course will develop engineering leadership characteristics, understanding and respect for individual and cultural differences in team building, service and management […]

JUN 7: BC WEN Luncheon

BC WEN Luncheon and Grouse Mountain Turbine Tour Join the BC WEN(Women in Energy Network) for a tour of the Grouse Mountain wind turbine and luncheon. The group will meet at the base of Grouse Mountain at 10:00 am, tour the turbine for about an hour and a half and then return to the restaurant […]

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