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February 2014

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Mar 3: APEGBC & UBC Salary Seminar and Industry Mixer

This event focuses on providing engineering and geoscience students with the tools for salary negotiation, and the opportunity to start building their industry contacts.  It allows students to meet and speak with professionals one-on-one in a casual setting and learn about the different career paths available to them. When:  Mar 3, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Where: […]

Article: Why Aren’t More Girls Attracted to Physics?

National Public Radio (NPR) reports on a new study by University of Texas sociologist Catherine Riegle-Crumb, which offers an interesting new perspective on this question. Riegle-Crumb found that across the US boys were more likely to take physics than girls, but at individual schools the divide was anything but constant.  When she controlled for variations, she […]

Feb 26: SBN Biotech Expo and Conference 2014

Are you interested in learning about potential careers in life sciences and biotech? Want to learn about up and coming scientific endeavours in BC from leading companies and exhibitors? Need to build your network with like-minded peers and industry professionals? Please join the Student Biotechnology Network at their Annual Biotech Expo and Conference: When: Feb […]

Article: Margaret Fulton fought for women’s education

Outspoken in her beliefs that everyone should be equal, Dr. Margaret Fulton worked to make schooling accessible and diverse. The Globe and Mail’s obituary outlines Dr. Fulton’s career path from a one-room school in rural Manitoba to president of Halifax’s Mount Saint Vincent University. For her work, Dr. Fulton received 15 honorary degrees and was […]

Article: Tech shift – More women in computer science classes

The San Francisco Chronicle (free content) reports on how some universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley, are taking steps to create more diversity in their computer science programs. “Berkeley put more emphasis on the impact and relevance of computing in the world, and added pair exercises. Each class begins with a discussion […]

BC WEN is Hiring a Project Coordinator

The BC WEN is undertaking a three-year project to develop a labour market strategy for women in the energy sector, with a focus on Northern BC. The project will create a baseline understanding for the current role women play in the industry in the region, barriers to employment, opportunities for training and skill development, and […]

Mar 3: SCWIST Volunteer Intake Session

Mar 3: SCWIST Volunteer Intake Session

Visit the SCWIST office, meet other new-interested volunteers, and the ms infinity coordinator. When:  March 3, 6 – 7 pm Where:  SCWIST office, #311 – 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver SCWIST will provide a brief overview of the structure of their organization, a general description of each committee, and the type of volunteer opportunities available: • […]

Feb 26: SCWIST Brown Bag Lunch

Measure Your Success: Evaluating Your Progress When: February 26, 12:15 -1:45 pm Where: UBC Point Grey Campus, Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre (Room 224) Unsure where you stand when assessing your progress? Want to learn how to highlight your achievements and identify your strengths and weaknesses? Speaker Michelle Berner returns to help you effectively evaluate yourself! Michelle […]

Feb 21: Deadline to submit for Diversity & Inclusion: The UnConference

The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting an exciting and innovative conference called “D&I: The UnConference” this spring in four Canadian cities: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. They are looking for dynamic individuals that are passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, and Human Rights & Equity, who can provide engaging, interactive experiences for those […]

Mar 25: Building Canada’s Innovation Economy: Best Practices for Supporting Women in Non-Traditional Sectors

This event brings together leading minds currently working to support and advance the participation of women in the skilled trades, technical and scientific professions. Presenters will identify best practices and discuss strategies for engaging women in non-traditional occupations. Participants from government, private and public sectors, as well as non-profits are welcome to attend.  There is […]

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