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February 2012

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies. Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 More information: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/kappa-kappa-gamma-foundation-canada-schola rship-canadian-women

Article: “Why the term ‘mommy track’ should be banned”

“It has been 23 years since the term “mommy track” was coined, and I think it’s ripe for redefinition. Forget the need to choose career or family. ” Full Article : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/leah-eichler/why-the-term-mommy-track-should-be-banned/article2325883/

Article : “Women in physics: A tale of limits”

“Currently, women earn just 21% of bachelor’s degrees and 17% of PhDs in the field. Discourse about women in physics often centers on representation, and the unspoken assumption seems to be that if the representation of women were to increase to some higher level, all would be well. However, the focus on representation obscures important […]

MAR 3: Come See WWEST at E-fest

WWEST will be attending E-fest and sharing a booth with DAWEG on March 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. Come meet us and learn more about WWEST.  

Report: Private US Engineering College Offers Unique Curriculum, Boasts Record Female Enrollment

The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering boasts a record 45% female enrollment in their Engineering program. Offering a unique curriculum based on “Olin’s Triangle”, students chose a major from general, mechanical and electrical engineering options, in addition to focusing on the liberal arts and entrepreneurship. Through its educational partnerships with other colleges and universities, […]

MAR 5 – YMCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards is recognized as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women. YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 29th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The Awards also honour the businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs […]

FEB 28 – Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) Workshop

Learn more about classroom presentations and share your knowledge and expertise with young upcoming scientists. Learn how to create dazzling classroom science presentations that help spark young people’s interest in science and meet other enthusiastic volunteer scientists. Joan Cooke, a professional facilitator, will make the workshop interesting, educational and fun with small group discussions and […]

FEB 18-19 – AAAS Family Science Days

Visit Family Science Days during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobsand have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS! This FREE event is open to all, but organized especially for students in grade levels 6 to 12. This […]

Volunteers Needed : Student Poster Fair

The American Association for Advancement of Science is seeking more volunteer student poster fair judges. The student poster fair is on Saturday Feb 18 http://www.aaas.org/meetings/2012/program/posters/ Interested people may contact Kimberly Klyberg at  kklyberg@aaas.org The judging schedule is for Student Poster Session,  Saturday February 7: Session 1 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)  Judge check-in at 12:30 […]

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