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August 2011

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SEP 28 – SCWIST UBC Brown Bag Discussion

“Who succeeds in science….or why are women still under represented at higher levels and what can I do to avoid this?” Bring your lunch and friends, and join us to discuss the topic “Who succeeds in science?”. There will be a speaker to introduce the topic, followed by an open discussion where you will be […]

Romance vs. STEM

This article hypothesizes that a “focus on love decreases the interest of college-age women (but not men) in math and science fields”. Read more: Here  

IEEE Women in Engineering Talk: An Engineer’s Journey

The IEEE Women in Engineering is hosting a special guest on it’s “An Engineer’s Journey” talk series. “Join us on September 28th at UBC point grey campus to meet Dr. Fiorenza Albert-Howard, hear her story, share experiences and network with fellow WIE members.” The event is open to the public and attendance is free of […]


Tour of TRIUMF Come and join us for a fun and informative tour of Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Time: 4:00-5:30PM Place: TRIUMF Facility at UBC (4004 Wesbrook Mall) Fee: FREE Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1981421485 Brought to you by: The Society for Canadian Women in Science and […]

Women In Academia: Breaking Down The Glass Ceiling

UBC Faculty member, Dr. Marina Milner, curates “Women In Academia:Breaking Down The Glass Ceiling” This site hosts a large revolving collection of articles relevant to women in acedemia, with many articles geared toward women in science, technology, engineering and math. Curating these articles from blogs, tweets, videos and more, Dr. Milner’s site boasts a collection […]

SEP 26 – BC WEN Launch Reception Guest Speaker Announced

The BC Women in Energy Network (WEN) is pleased to announce the guest speaker for the launch reception:Teresa Conway, President and CEO of Powerex. Teresa has held this position since 2005. Her responsibilities include strategically managing and directing the marketing, trade policy, legal, human resources, financial, and overall operations of the company. As a member […]

Washington Post: What Men Can Learn From Women About Leadership In The 21st Century

The article “What Men Can Learn From Women About Leadership In The 21st Century” by Carol Kinsey Goman explores historical prejudices against women and their behaviors, and how these behaviours are are now seen as providing an edge to leadership success instead of being obstacles, as was conventionally perceived. Read the full article here

NOV 4 – SCWIST 30th Anniversary Gala!

Come out on November 4, 2011 for a special evening to celebrate SCWIST’s 30 year anniversary. Enjoy dinner, networking, silent auction, awards presentations, door prizes and more while celebrating 30 years of women in science. Event Details Date: Friday, Nov 4th, 2011 Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Time: 5:30 pm – […]

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