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November 2013

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Congratulations to CEMF Scholarship Winners Heidi Manicke, Hilary Wong and Andrea Palmer

Three University of British Columbia engineering students have won 2013 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Scholarships. Heidi Manicke and Hilary Wong, both geological engineering students, won Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships. Andrea Palmer, a mechanical engineering student, won the CEMF Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship – BC Region. Congratulations!  

Dec 10:  How to market your skills to a job in a new field in a new country?

Dec 10: How to market your skills to a job in a new field in a new country?

New to Canada? Are you an immigrant professional or graduate student seeking a job in a new field or the Life Sciences industry? This Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and Immigrant Women in Science (IWIS) networking event could be just what you are looking for. Being new to a country may require […]

Article: Dr. Elizabeth Croft’s Robot – Human Interaction Research

Dr. Elizabeth Croft, a UBC professor and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC and Yukon region), is featured in the recent National Post article “The key to better — and safer — robots is teaching them about human interaction, researchers say”. “In a meeting room at the University of British Columbia, a crowd of more than […]

Dec 6: Vigil for National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Stop by the UBC WIE table and light a candle to remember the events of December 6, 1989 and acknowledge the impact that gender-based violence has on all of us. Friday, December 6, 2013 from 11:00 am– 3:00 pm UBC SUB Concourse, beside the Art Gallery For more information, please email CJ Rowe, Diversity Advisor […]

Nov 26: Deadline to register for UBC’s Student Leadership Conference

The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) will facilitate a collaborative and inclusive educational environment, which will inspire the campus community, provide valuable peer-to-peer learning experiences, and engage students as they share and develop their leadership skills effectively. To learn more visit their home page. If you would like to attend please email cj.rowe@ubc.ca with the following […]

Article: SCWIST presents the Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award to Amy Liang

SCWIST had the honor of presenting the Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award to Amy Liang at BCIT’s Entrance Awards Ceremony. The Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award is an endowment established in 2001 by family, friends and the Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST), with matching funds from the Province of BC, in […]

Article: Engineer’s toy company smashes gender roles in inspiring viral video

An article featuring Anja Lanz, president of the Vancouver chapter of Women in Engineering, was recently published in the Province. “The two-minute music video tells the story of three girls who are bored by typical commercials pitching pink girlie toys, and create a contraption modelled after the late U.S. cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s drawn inventions.  “It’s fabulous,” said Anja Lanz, […]

Nov 26:  BCWEN Fraser Valley Biogas Tour

Nov 26: BCWEN Fraser Valley Biogas Tour

FortisBC has kindly offered to arrange coach transportation from their Surrey office for the biogas facility tour taking place next Tuesday. If you are interested in attending and/or joining in the transportation, please email jessica.mcilroy@bcwen.ca by end of day Wednesday, Nov 20. Fraser Valley Biogas utilizes on-farm manure and off-farm food waste to produce methane […]

Nov 20: UBC T-shirt silk screening workshop

Silkscreen a T-shirt and talk about issues related to violence against women. This event is held as part of activities to raise awareness of violence against women and commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Date: Wednesday November 20, 2013 Time: from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Location: Shrum Lounge, Place Vanier […]

Nov 28: UBC Women in Engineering Mahony’s Social

Join UBC’s Women In Engineering at Mahony & Son’s on Thursday, November 28 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm for a fun, relaxing night. This is an opportunity to meet new people, have intellectually stimulating conversations and most importantly let loose before finals begin! Anyone is welcome to come, and feel free to bring a friend. […]

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