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Report: WWEST’s Formal Progress Report (Months 24-48) now available

The formal progress report for the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering is now available online. The report highlights achievements, challenges, and plans for the remaining Chair term. CWSE BC Yukon (WWEST) Second 24 Month Report One of the most important highlights of the report is that progress is not made in isolation. […]

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. […]

Science Activity Book 6 available online (free!)

science.gc.ca has released their 6th online activity book – a great way to introduce young people to science.  Activities include building a barometer, calculating travel time of a tsunami, and learning about marine mammals. It’s free!  Visit http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=715A9E1D-1 to download your copy.

Women in Mining BC Website Launch

Women in Mining Vancouver has launched a new website, www.wimbc.ca,showcasing the activities of WIM membership groups around the province of BC.  The website offers information about each WIM BC branch, their respective events and how to become a WIM member, serving as an open invitation to professionals and students involved in or affiliated with the mineral […]

May 9 – Nominations Due for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

Do you know an individual, not-for-profit, or business who deserves recognition for their commitment to volunteerism?  The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards celebrate Canadians who make a difference. The press release WWEST received about these awards is below – please visit the website below to learn more. “I am pleased to inform you that nominations are […]

May 22 – 24, 2014: CCWESTT Conference

WWEST will be involved in five sessions at this year’s CCWESTT Conference, being held May 22 – 24 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Register now and join us at the largest conference on women in science, engineering, trades and technology in Canada. From Dena McMartin, Chair, CCWESTT 2014: The CCWESTT 2014 conference is fast approaching. Register for the conference […]

Effective Communication Workshop – CCWESTT

Effective Communication Workshop – CCWESTT

The WinSETT Centre and NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering National Network, invite you to this special pre-CCWESTT Conference Workshop: Effective Communication A Workshop for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology Who:  Technical women in their early to mid-career and will also benefit senior post-secondary students or more experienced professionals. When:  Wednesday, […]

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