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APEGA Resource: Managing Transitions

The Women in APEGA Committee has recently published “Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave. A Planning Resource Guide for Employees and Employers.” This guide was designed to assist APEGA members considering a maternity or parental leave of approximately one year and will be of interest to new mothers and new fathers.  It was also designed to […]

Article:  The Life of an Engineering Student

Article: The Life of an Engineering Student

An article featuring UBC Engineering was recently published in Ubyssey, “The Life of An Engineering Student: A Close-Knit Community Embraces the Hard-Working Stereotype.” The article shows there is no typical engineer but says women in Engineering are “a rare breed.” “Perhaps their answer is indicative of the equitable treatment they say they receive in the […]

DEC 10: BCWen “Miss Representation” Screening

December 10, 2013 | 6:30 pm Doors |Screening at 7:00 pm PURCHASE TICKETS The BC WEN is pleased to be hosting an open, public screening of the Miss Representation documentary. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contributes to the […]

Article: Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

In this New York Times article, Eileen Pollack asks why the gender gap in STEM continues to exist. She explores her own experiences as one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics from Yale in 1978, and compares it to experiences of female grad students, administrators and professors […]

16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16) – October 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the International Network of Women Engineers (INWES) have joined forces to host the 16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16), to be held in Los Angeles, California from October 23-25, 2014. This international conference, which has been held almost every three years since 1964, attracts engineers and scientists […]

Gender Barriers, Not Families, to Blame for Shortage of Women in STEM Careers

Researchers at the University of Texas-Austin and Cornell University have published a new study examining the factors behind the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. They find no evidence that women are opting out of the STEM workforce to start families, in contrast to the widespread perception that family factors […]

International Conference of STEM in Education – July 2014

International Conference of STEM in Education – July 2014

You are cordially invited to Beautiful Vancouver, Canada next summer for STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Education and Our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts July 12-15, 2014 | UBC Vancouver, Canada http://stem2014.ubc.ca/ The International Conference of STEM in Education is an opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, colleges, museums, businesses, industries and other private […]

WWEST Year 3 Annual Report Released

WWEST’s annual report is now available for September 2012 – August 2013! Highlights include the self-efficacy results from Creating Connections 3.0, funding for Engendering Engineering Success, and presentations on diversity at the 2012 APEGBC AGM. Read the full report here (pdf format).

OCT 23: CanWIT BC’s October Breakfast Club

Join the Can WIT BC chapter on October 23 as they host Esmé Stewart and discuss Technology trends in HR. Come and hear about the tools recruiters and employers are using to hire and manage their employees. You will learn the secrets of how Competency Management helps leadership, business functions and HR to consistently define […]

2013 Canadian Postdoc Survey

This report includes a demographic profile of Canadian Postdoctoral students.  “The average Canadian postdoc is 34 years old. They are male (53%) and female (46%). Most are married or in a common-law relationship (69%). One-third (35%) have dependent children. Over 50% of Canadian postdocs are landed immigrants or on work visas.” Most statistics in the report […]

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