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Article: Cards Against Humanity releases science-themed expansion to benefit women in STEM

Cards Against Humanity, the popular “party game for horrible people,” has released a new science-themed expansion, the proceeds of which will go towards a scholarship for women in the U.S. pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields. Click here to read the full article.

Let’s Talk Science is hiring an Executive Coordinator!

Let’s Talk Science is a non-profit science outreach program that aims to engage youths in hands-on/minds-on activities to increase their interest in science. The program is coordinated at UBC by a team of graduate students who manage volunteers, facilitate outreach programs, and handle administrative tasks throughout the year. Click here for more information about the […]

Apr 15: Women in Leadership & Technology event

UBC IT has invited two distinguished speakers, Tina Nunno and Dr. Rachel Kuske, to discuss the gender issues that surround leadership and technology. This inaugural UBC IT Talks event aims to create an inspiring forum for participants to share ideas, connect and explore new concepts in leadership and technology at UBC. This event will take […]

Apr 23: Deadline for TD & Rotman Essay Competition

TD & Rotman are seeking to understand how women’s family and legacy aspirations intersect with their career aspirations. This essay competition will critically look at the challenges that Canadian women face in advancing their career aspirations and the role that education and financial sectors may play in contributing to solutions and successes of Canadian professional […]

Article: The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

This article looks at research that examines the differences in gender bias among women of different ethnicities working in STEM fields. Nearly half of black women (48%) and Latinas (47%) report having been mistaken for administrative or custodial staff, an experience far less common for white (32%) and Asian-American (23%) women scientists.

April 2: Registration deadline for ‘Navigating the Politics of the Workplace’ workshop

SCWIST and WinSETT will be hosting a ‘Navigating the Politics of the Workplace’ workshop on Thursday, April 30 during 8:30am to 5:30pm at SFU Harbour Centre. Click here for more information and to register.

Congratulations to NSERC PromoScience grant recipients!

Our partners, GEERing Up!, SCWIST, and UBC PHAS have received funding from NSERC’s PromoScience Program, which offers support for organizations promoting science and engineering to young Canadians. Click here for GEERing Up!’s media release, and click here for SCWIST’s.

Article: US students are fleeing law schools and pouring into engineering

This article includes statistics about enrollment in various university programs in the US. According to the data, engineering enrollment has substantially grown since 2005, and has outpaced medical school, the second fastest growing graduate discipline.

Article: Google Chairman Gets Called Out by His Own Employee for Interrupting a Female Panelist at SXSW

At a SXSW Interactive panel about innovation and diversity, an audience member called out two men on the panel for repeatedly interrupting a female panelist. This article examines the incident’s relevance in the ongoing conversation of gender bias in the tech world.

Callout for UBC Engineering or Business Undergrads

UBC undergraduate students in engineering or business are needed for a study about factors that impact student mental health. Click here for more information.

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