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JAN 31: 2014 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Scholarship Program Deadline

JAN 31: 2014 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Scholarship Program Deadline

With 12 scholarships, more professional development opportunities and a new scholarship partner, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is launching its 2014 program with unprecedented opportunities for women in engineering. Under the leadership of newly-elected president Deborah Wolfe, P.Eng., CEMF is working with stakeholder groups on initiatives promoting women in engineering, educating students about the […]

OCT 25: Science: The Gender Dimension

OCT 25: Science: The Gender Dimension

Explore the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM careers  Women remain underrepresented in many fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Join the esteemed panelists, planetary scientist and NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal winner Dr. Laurie Leshin, zoologist and MacArthur Genius grant winner Dr. Sally Otto, and Vice President, Response Biomedical Corp and UBC […]

Volunteer with ms infinity and Make a Difference

Volunteer with ms infinity and Make a Difference

Turn girls on to science and related careers. Encourage them to keep going. Help them reach their goals. Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity where you can pass on your passion for science to the next generation of women? ms infinity is currently accepting applications for new volunteers. They have an immediate need for eMentors and Role Models. eMentors […]

OCT 24: National Conference on Women in Engineering application deadline

The National Conference on Women in Engineering 2013 is being hosted by the University of British Columbia at the Sheraton Wall Centre from November 22 – 24 2013. The theme for this year’s event is, “Add Your Piece to the Puzzle”. A puzzle only reveals its image once all of its pieces are put into […]

Article: UBC ECE graduate student develops technology that can prevent cellular overload, dropped texts

When a natural disaster strikes and too many people take to their mobile phones at once, cellular networks easily overload. In a study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Mai Hassan, an Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student, found a way to opportunistically use television and radio channels to transmit cellular signals when systems are […]

OCT 31: Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) Survey Deadline

OCT 31: Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) Survey Deadline

Electricity Human Resources of Canada (EHRC) is conducting a survey for their “Bridging the Gap” project.  By surveying a number of individuals from across the country regarding the issues and challenges relating to the attraction, recruitment and retention of women in the electricity and renewable energy sector, we will be better able to develop strategies […]

Article: These Are The 7 Things Keeping Women Out Of Science Careers

This Business Insider article tries to get a better grip on why there are so few women in science. Ada Lovelace Day, a day meant to honor female scientists as a way to remember Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, was Oct. 15.  In 1842, Lovelace wrote a computer program for a machine that didn’t even exist […]

OCT 28: Oil and Gas Industry Diversity Survey Deadline

Make your voice count! Take the Diversity Survey BP and Rigzone are conducting global research into female representation in the oil and gas industry. Your responses will be kept confidential and presented in aggregate form only and the results, published later in the year, will help them to better understand the drivers behind talent attraction […]

JAN 17: Engineers Canada Awards Nominations Deadline

Engineers Canada is seeking nominations for their 2014 awards.  Established in 1972, the awards highlight engineering excellence, as well as the contributions of Canadian engineers to their profession, their community, and to the safety and well-being of Canadians. Award recipients are selected by the Engineers Canada Awards Committee based on the terms of reference and selection criteria. All […]

Article: Examining the Roots of the Perennial Gender Gap in the STEM Disciplines

This recent University Affairs article found that “unconscious bias still plays a role in keeping women scientists from the top tier.” “Since I’ve been a little kid, I’ve wanted to be a scientist,” says Ms. Choy, now a PhD candidate in biological sciences at the University of Manitoba and a 2012 L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in […]

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