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June 2012

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WWEST Response to European Commission’s Video “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!”

“The European Commission’s video “Science : It’s a Girl Thing!” (reposted here) was an unfortunate, although well meaning, marketing blunder that takes away from the commission’s excellent website and efforts to attract women to science. Taken down almost as soon as it was put up, the response to this video affirms that the topic of […]

Oct 18: 2012 Power Smart Exellence Awards

This fall, BC Hydro will host the 2012 Power Smart Excellence Awards, recognizing the many finalists and winners who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving energy efficiency, promoting and implementing conservation programs and pursuing innovative energy management solutions. The Power Smart Excellence Awards recognize the province’s diverse industry sectors and organizations, as well as […]

OCT 25-27: APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open for the APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM October 25-27, 2012, Victoria, British Columbia APEGBC’s Annual Conference and AGM is the Association’s biggest event of the year, combining two days of professional development sessions with technical tours, a tradeshow, social events, and culminating in the 93rd Annual General Meeting. The conference will take […]

Article: Stories for, by and about Women in Science – Top Women in Science to Follow on Twitter!

In her post “Top Women in Science to Follow on Twitter”, Tunisia L. Riley compiles a list of individuals, associations and organizations that women and girls in STEM should follow, including the Anita Borg Institute, the ADVANCE program at Brown University, Geek Girl Camp, the Society of Women Engineers and numerous others. “Twitter has been […]

JUL 12: MISS REPRESENTATION Film Screening and WLC Networking Reception

MISS REPRESENTATION: Film Screening and Women’s Leadership Circle Networking Reception Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Time: Registration and networking reception: 5 – 6 p.m. Film screening: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Panel discussion: 7:30 – 8 p.m. Ticket includes one drink and light refreshments Location: CBC Studio 700 700 Hamilton Street Tickets: Members: $49 + HST […]

JUN 22: Women in Mining Fundraiser for CIBC Run for the Cure

Women in Mining – Vancouver Branch will be participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30, 2012. The Goal: Recruiting 50 runners/walkers and raising $25,000 for the foundation to support its vision and mission of ending breast cancer, and they need your help to fulfill these goals! This […]

Mentors Needed : GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science for Kids

GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science is looking for mentors and lab tours for summer camps.  GEEring Up! UBC is looking for anyone who enjoys sharing their passion for engineering, science, math and/or technology with kids between the ages of 7 and 16. The camps run weekly from July 3 to August 24.  Mentoring time […]

Congratulations: Catherine Roome Received Engineers Canada Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession

Catherine Roome (P.Eng.), President & CEO of the BC Safety Authority received the Engineers Canada Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession. Congratulations! Watch the Awards Gala video about her accomplishments, here: [Click Here to watch the video on Youtube]

Article: Recruiting Women for STEM Careers Isn’t Rocket Science

” Using data from her National Science Foundation (NSF) project at eight California community colleges, Donna Milgram has identified the key factors for recruiting and retaining women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs (STEM).” Click Here to read her full article on these key factors.    

Article: We Can STEM the Gender Gap

In her article “We Can STEM the Gender Gap “, Karen Purcell (P.E., founder, owner and president of PK Electrical) talks about why more women are not encouraged to follow STEM career paths. She asks “Why is there such a gender imbalance when it comes to the science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) fields? […]

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