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September 2012

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Please Participate : Health and Well-being in the Workplace Study

Attention engineers! WWEST needs your help to figure out how to make your workplaces healthier and happier. All it takes is a few surveys and we’ll even give you a Starbucks gift card! Thanks in advance. Researchers at the University of British Columbia invite men and women to participate in a ground-breaking research project examining […]

WWEST Partners Call for Abstracts – OPEN! Submit by October 7, 2012

The NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC and Yukon, is pleased to announce the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Partner Project. This project will provide funding to non-profit groups in BC and the Yukon who are undertaking outreach, recruitment, and/or retention projects focusing on women in engineering, science and […]

Article: Bias Persists for Women of Science

“Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.” For the full article please click here.

Article: IEEE provides the opportunity to Chat with Prominent Women Engineers

“Whether you want to get career guidance, find out what it’s like working in a field in which women remain a significant minority, or how to land that first job, you’ll get your chance over the next four weeks. To help introduce women to the engineering field, IEEE Women in Engineering is organizing a series […]

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship : Deadline Oct 6

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship       Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering. Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2011 More information available at : http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/microsoft-research-phd-fellowship

Article : Can a Kids’ Toy Bring More Women Into Engineering?

“San Francisco-based entrepreneur Debbie Sterling wants to change that statistic. Sterling was trained as an engineer at Stanford, where she was one of 181 women in a program that graduated nearly 700 people in all. To even out the score, she decided to begin with an early intervention in a girl’s life, and she set […]

OCT 12 : Opening the Door

Opening the Door Careers in Science What?   Opening the Door — Career Networking Event When?   Friday October 12th 2012, 3:30pm to 5:30pm Where?   Science World at TELUS World of Science Science World is excited to be hosting an Opening the Door event for grade 10 to 12 students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences at Science […]

WitsOn Program

The WitsOn Mentoring Project (https://piazza.com/witson) is looking for female professionals with undergraduate degrees in science and engineering disciplines who are willing to spend one hour online between October 1 and November 9 helping…mentor undergraduate students and students who want to participate. Harvey Mudd College and Piazza are conducting a pilot mentoring project called WitsOn (Women […]

Funding for students for The AIDS Support Organization

A great opportunity for three interested and qualified students to participate in a project with The Aids Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda, through Go Global. There is funding available for three students to move the Sustainable Livelihoods project forward in Term 2 (Jan-May). We are seeking upper level undergraduates and graduate students, and the application deadline is […]

Article : Dr. Anne Condon and Dr. Judy Illes Honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Anne Condon, former NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC and Yukon, has been elected by the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Condon is also the head of the Computer Science Program at University of British Columbia – Vancouver. For more information please click here. “Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology in the […]

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