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September 2013

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NOV 18-19: Women’s Leadership Forum

Don’t sit on the sidelines watching others scale to the top – map out your own corporate climb by tapping the expertise and experience of those who’ve succeeded.  The Canadian Institute’s Women’s Leadership Forum will offer strategies and solutions to help you secure workplace recognition and gain cutting-edge skills to apply immediately. Hear from pros […]

SEP 25: SCWIST Brown Bag Lunch

The BrownBag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers. Date: Wednesday September 25, 2013 Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm Place: UBC Point Grey Campus, Beaty Biodiversity Research […]

SEP 19: Biorenewables Cafe – Carbon Policy in BC

Biorenewables Cafe is back at full speed and is delighted to host Professor Gary Bull, Professor of Forest Economics and Forest Policy at the University of British Columbia, for their first Cafe after a long summer break. Gary has kindly agreed to give a talk titled “Carbon Policy in British Columbia: Background, Update, and Analysis” […]

Women in Mining (WIM) Discounts for Upcoming Events

The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business is offering WIM members in Toronto and Vancouver (correction) a discount for their upcoming events: Indaba 2013, Toronto – October 10.  $150 (regular price $185) The 11th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar, Toronto – October 17.  $120 (regular price $145) This link http://canadasachamber.eventbrite.com/  brings up their event site gives more details.

WiSE Mentors needed in the Okanagan

UBC Okanagan’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is looking for more mentors as some students have to be turned away from their mentoring program. Potential mentors are professional women working in their industry (not academia), for example engineering, lab science, agricultural or wine science, manufacturing, or government research, and available to attend three Okanagan […]

SEP 18: CanWIT Angel Investment with Nancy Lala

CanWIT National Presents: Investment Insight with Maple Leaf Angels Webinar Series A CanWIT 40 Minute Webinar – Register today! This series was designed with CanWIT’s entrepreneurial membership base in mind and for those in Canada’s technology sector interested in the Angel investment process. Listen to Maple Leaf Angel investment experts Nancy Lala, Marnie Walker, and Julie […]

NOV 27: Minerva Foundation Women In Science Luncheon

2013 Women In™ Science Event Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Place: Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown Vancouver Women In™ is an annual luncheon that recognizes and celebrates women working in non-traditional fields. Each year, the Minerva Foundation honours four extraordinary women who have made an impact in their communities through leadership, excellence, philanthropy and service. In […]

Aimee Chan is in the “Top 25”

Congratulations to Aimee Chan on being named a 2013 “Top 25 Women of Influence”.  Aimee is the President of Norsat International Inc. (a leading provider of innovative communication solutions), a UBC alumna and Creating Connections speaker. Now in its third year, the Top 25 is designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential […]

Article: Is a Career in STEM Really for Me? An 8th Grader’s Perspective

An 8th grader provides some insight as to why she and her friends are not likely to consider a career in STEM. “Even as we’re being pushed toward engineering, we aren’t being told or shown what engineering is. Instead, we’re assigned simplistic exercises like building bridges out of drinking straws and marshmallows or telling a […]

Announcement: New Women in Mining Branch, Kamloops

Women in Mining Vancouver Branch is please to announce the launch of the third Women in Mining Branch in B.C., “WIM Kamloops”. Mafalda Arias, Chair of Women in Mining Vancouver, has been working with Nicole Trudell, Chair of WIM Kamloops, since May to assist and support her in the organization of WIM Kamloops. Read the […]

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