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May 2014

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May 13: Women in Mining & VIP Reception

Women in Mining Vancouver will be partnering with the CIM 2014 Convention this year to host our annual Women in Mining Cocktail reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at: Vancouver Convention Centre – Ballroom “A” 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver. Join us for a fantastic event and enjoy a drink, appetizers and a […]

Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program now accepting proposals

If you are a female scientist or engineer from Quebec and British Columbia regions who would like to share your passion for the sciences, connect with and mentor youth, and be part of a team of five dedicated female academics consider becoming an NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. Applications are due to […]

May 8: Café Scientifique – Breast and ovarian cancer

CIHR Café Scientifique and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology present: “Breast and ovarian cancer – Not only a disease for older women,” part of Science on Tap: Quench Your Interest interactive discussion series. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6 pm The Wicklow Pub 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver For more information and to […]

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship – Honorable Mention

Congrats to WWEST’s own Vivian Meng-Wang for receiving an honourable mention for the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship! The citation for the award is as follows: To Vivian Meng-Wang for academic achievement in the University of British Columbia statistics program, outstanding advancement of both development and application of statistical methods related to population size estimation using […]

May 11: Mining for Society show

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum’s (CIM) highly acclaimed M4S show is an event where people come to learn about the wide range of exciting careers in this industry. It will take place at the CIM 2014 Convention from 10am-4pm at: Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC Now in its ninth […]

Congratulations to CEMF Scholarship Winners

The 2014 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship winners have been announced. Congrats to Christina Noël, a third-year civil engineering student at University of British Columbia and winner of the scholarship for the British Columbia region! The press release with the complete list and descriptions of the 2014 CEMF Undergraduate Ambassador Scholarship […]

May 29: APEGBC Vancouver & DAWEG career advancement for women panel & networking

APEGBC Vancouver Branch and APEGBC Dvivision for the Advancment of Women in Engineering & Geoscience are hosting a great panel and networking session on May 29, 2014.  Their event is open to all, including non-APEGBC members. From their website: DAWEG & APEGBC Vancouver Branch Panel Discussion “Career Advancement for Women in Engineering and Geoscience”. Schedule: […]

Article: New York comes knocking for B.C. women in technology

WWEST readers may be interested in this news release from the Ministry of International Trade and Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism: ************************ VANCOUVER – The B.C. Ministry of International Trade is partnering with the BC Innovation Council and the Canadian Consulate (New York) to offer B.C. women in technology the opportunity to […]

June 2: Symposium on Women in Engineering (Toronto, Ontario)

A Symposium on Women in Engineering will be held on June 2nd at the CSME International Congress at the University of Toronto,( June 1-4, 2014) organized by Prof Christine Q. Wu, University of Manitoba and Prof. Catherine Mavriplis, University of Ottawa and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Ontario region. The symposium is devoted […]

Article: How to “mainstream” women in the workplace

On WWEST’s reading list: Caroline Simard, Sabina Nawaz and Francine Berman make the case for including gender diversity as a core business priority in Fast Company. “While most companies recognize that gender diversity is needed to build a stronger workforce and more innovative organizations, they mostly do not include it as a core business priority. […]

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