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Congratulations: UBC alumna Aimee Chan Named one of Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

UBC alumna and CEO & president of Norsat International Inc., Aimee Chan, was recently profiled in the Financial Post as one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada. For the full article, click here.

Article: Increasing the Number of Women in Engineering – Time to Act

Marg Latham (PEng) reflects in her article, “Increasing the Number of Women in Engineering: Time to Act” in the November/December issue APEGBC’s Innovation, about her formative experiences and why it is imperative to act now to increase the number of women in engineering. “The inability of engineering to attract women to all disciplines is a […]

Article : Swedish Toy Company Puts out Christmas catalogue with ” Gender neutral” Photos

“Here’s something for the holiday season – a Swedish toy catalogue is breaking down the traditional walls between boys and girls. The catalogue is using “gender neutral” photos, showing boys and girls playing with all kinds of toys – not just the traditional “boy” toys and “girl” toys.” For full article click here.

ECE Faculty Positions at McGill University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor. For Full information please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/ece/positions

Dec 8: Canadian launch of Technovation Challenge

Event Description: The Aga Khan Education Board for Canada in conjunction with Technovation is pleased to announce the Canadian launch of Technovation Challenge! We are having a professional womens’ networking and mentor recruitment event on Saturday December 8th featuring a panel discussion entitled “Leadership Stories”. Join us for a unique discussion with distinguished women leaders […]

Article : Science careers start with young girls

“Whether it’s obvious or not, there’s still a picture in everybody’s head of what a good scientist or what a good engineer looks like. And it’s often not a pretty young woman. There’s a responsibility among adults to show kids role models that reflect the reality, which is that there’s lots of women in science,” […]

Article : The 3 Types Of Mentors Everyone Should Have

“Mentorship is an opportunity to really learn from someone who’s been there before you,” says Amanda Pouchot, Co-founder of the Levo League. “They can help you problem solve so you get where you want to go, help you identify your goals, introduce you to people.” Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/you-can-have-more-than-one-mentor-2012-11#ixzz2DdwsPcuD

Report : Creating Gender Inclusive Leadership in Mining and Resources

University of Carleton publishes a report on Creating Gender Inclusive Leadership in Mining and Resources. To view the report , please click here.

Report: Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension

“Statistical findings: In general, the Canadian profile is similar to that of other economically advanced nations. Women’s progress in Canadian universities is uneven and dependent on discipline and rank. The higher the rank, the lower the percentage of women in comparison to men. The key factors determined by the Panel that impact the career paths […]

Explore for More BC – BC Mining HR Task Force Newsletter

The BC Mining HR Task Force is a broad sector partnership involving industry, employers, labour unions, industry associations, educators, training providers, First Nations and the BC Provincial Government, a total of 22 organizations, with strong financial support from the BC Government, industry sponsorship and in-kind support.  The Task Force has developed a comprehensive strategy to […]

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