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February 2012

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MAR 22: BC WIE Effective use of Social Media Workshop

BC WIE will be holding their first personal/professional development workshop on March 22 at SFU Harbour Centre.  The theme is the effective use of social media. Navigating today’s social media landscape can be challenging and overwhelming. This workshop will address issues to consider when building and maintaining your online profile, including: personal brand management; social […]

FEB 27: Screening Of MissRepresentation

You are invited to a  special screening of Miss Representation, co-hosted by the CFLS and the UBC Law Women’s Caucus. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals […]

FEB 29: SCWIST BrownBag Meeting at UBC

The BrownBag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers.   Date: February 29 Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Place: UBC Point Grey Campus, Biodiversity Research […]

MAR 22: DAWEG and SCWIST Dress for Success

DAWEG and SCWIST – Dress for Success with Joyce Lau, Fashionista Bootcamp Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Cost: $30 for DAWEG/APEGBC/SCWIST members, $35 non members Registration:  Register Online at http://apeg.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMTQxODMxJnA9MSZ1PTEwMDk1MzYzNDQmbGk9MTAyNDc5MjY/index.html Deadline to register is March 21, 2012. (Those who are not members of APEGBC can create […]

Article: “Gender equity: Doing the math”

In an article published in the Vancouver Sun, January 29th, titled “Gender Equity: Doing the Math”, a study indicates that boys do not lose out when girls start to do better in math. In fact, when girls do better in society, both sexes benefit. The study examined more than half a million fourth and eighth […]

Report: “Survival Analysis of Faculty Retention in Science and Engineering by Gender”

Abstract: “Individual assistant professors (a total of 2966 faculty) hired in science and engineering since 1990 at 14 United States universities were tracked from time of hire to time of departure by using publicly available catalogs and bulletins. Results of survival analysis showed that the chance that any given faculty member will be retained over […]

Financial Support for CCWESTT Participation – Applications Due Feb. 24

We are pleased to announce that WWEST will be able to provide limited funding to our WWEST Partners to help cover their costs to attend the CCWESTT Conference! Up to $500 support for up to 3 of our WWEST Partners will be given. Attendees must have secured funding matching the contribution from WWEST. Priority will […]

Article: “America’s Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models”

“America’s Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models”, is an article written by Dr. Linda Kekelis, Executive Director at Techbridge. Techbridge is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California, whose mission is to promote girls’ interest and skills in science, technology, and engineering. Techbridge does this through the programs they run and by developing […]

SEPT. 12-14 – WIRES Summit, in Athens, Greece

Are you interested in: Meeting today’s information technology needs and plan for the future? Providing sustainable energy for everyone? Improving and making urban infrastructure resilient and sustainable?   “WIRES is the international summit for women who are interested in pursuing international collaborative researching opportunities. The main objective of this summit is to enable meaningful and […]

MAR 12: Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Event

Date: Monday, March 12th, 2012 Time: 5:30-8:00 pm Location: Cecil Green Park House, UBC   What is WISE? WISE 2012 is a networking event that aims to offer female science and engineering undergraduate students the opportunity to meet and network with women from diverse science and engineering fields in an intimate setting, conducive to meaningful […]

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