header image

February 2014

You are browsing the archive for February 2014.

Book: Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce – Beyond Best Practices

This new book from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) addresses work/life integration and satisfaction issues faced by those in STEM careers. Although work/life satisfaction is typically regarded as a women’s issue, “Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices,” finds that it is an issue that crosses gender lines. Co-authored […]

Report: Effects of Field Experience on Recruitment & Retention of Geoscientists in Canadian Mineral Exploration

There are some interesting findings around gender and geoscience career paths in this recent report prepared by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). “Field Experience – Women The following challenges were articulated by female respondents: The existence of pay discrepancies Lack of flexible work practices […]

Report: Athena 2.0: Accelerating Female Talent in SET

A new study cites gender bias in Science, Engineering, & Technology (SET) fields as a barrier to advancement for women and cause of flight risk. “Despite the aspirations of women in SET to hold a top job at their company, a sizable proportion of SET senior leaders (31 percent in the U.S, 22 percent in […]

Mar 1: Tour of TRIUMF

Visit one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories, right here, in Vancouver! At TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, international teams work on research projects in molecular and material science, nuclear medicine, particle physics, and rare-isotope beam science. When:  March 1, 10:30 – 1:30 pm Where:  TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver (UBC […]

Feb 26: CanWIT BC February Breakfast Club

Hot Skills in Tech – What are employers looking for? The Canadian ICT sector (Information & Communications Technology) is expected to see an accelerated growth rate in 2014, bringing with it opportunities for skilled workers in the sector. But what are employers looking for and how can you get these skills?  Join the discussion at […]

Feb 17: Deadline for participation in Women in STEM study

You are invited to participate in the research study “Mother to Daughter – Women in STEM”. This study is conducted by Prof. Donatille Mujawamariya and Prof. Catherine Mavriplis, and is funded by the NSERC / Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. Study participants will be interviewed about how the participant’s mother influenced […]

News: IEEE WIE 2014 Theme – The Faces of WIE

Join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering (WIE) in 2014 as they celebrate their past, treasure their present and shape their future! The IEEE WIE theme for 2014 is The Faces of WIE. Participate by joining IEEE WIE, attending a WIE event within your community or sharing your accomplishments with […]

May 1-3: IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference

Join women from around the world at the inaugural Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE-ILC) to create communities that fuel innovation, share knowledge and provide support through interactive sessions. WIE-ILC will provide leading-edge professional development for mid-level and senior women. When:  May 1-3, 2014 Where: San Francisco, California, USA Hold your spot at this […]

Mar 5: XX Evening 2014

How to Survive & Thrive in Your Chosen Science & Technology Career A Women-only Evening of Networking and Lively Discussions for Women Entering Science Careers SCWIST and Telus World of Science are proud to present the annual XX networking evening where participants can find out how amazing Wonder Women are making careers in science, engineering and […]

Article: Pulp and paper company aiming for 51% women

The Financial Post reports that International Paper is aiming to have its U.S. payroll more fairly represent the 51% of women in the general population.  At present its workforce has only 23% women, although it does have three women among the five highest-paid executives, one of only four such companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. […]

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

2010-2015 NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC and Yukon Region)
2054 - 6250 Applied Science Lane,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.827.4090
Fax: 604.822.2403

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia