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SCWIST Beach Potluck

SCWIST Beach Potluck When: Saturday, August 27 from 3-6 PM Where: Locarno Beach Park (between Jaricho Sailing Centre and Locarno Concession Stand) This event is open to everyone! Bring a snack, food, or beverage to share with others and be ready to play games (volleyball, Frisbee) and meet other women in science, engineering, and technology. Watch out […]

Researchers Show Including Women on Teams Improves Group IQ Scores

The Research: “Professors Woolley and Malone, along with Christopher Chabris, Sandy Pentland, and Nada Hashmi, gave subjects aged 18 to 60 standard intelligence tests and assigned them randomly to teams. Each team was asked to complete several tasks—including brainstorming, decision making, and visual puzzles—and to solve one complex problem. Teams were given intelligence scores based […]

Malgorzata Dubiel wins 2011 Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Malgorzata Dubiel – Senior Lecturer of Mathematics, SFU Malgorzata strives to help students overcome “math anxiety.” With over 40 years of teaching she applies her experience to improving math education in Canada. She works with elementary school teachers and children to change the misconceptions about math that are formed at an early age. Malgorzata also […]

Celebrate an Exciting Year of Science at the Grand Finale at the Vancouver Aquarium!

Come and celebrate an incredible year of science awareness, appreciation and achievement at the grand finale for the Year of Science, held June 15, 2011 at the Vancouver Aquarium. With your aquarium admission, you can dive headfirst into the fascinating world of aquatic life as you explore Year of Science exhibits and presentations. Students, science […]

PAPER: Connecting High School Physics Experiences, Outcome Expectations, Physics Identity, and Physics Career Choice: A Gender Study

For an interesting gender study in high school experiences, expectations and career choices, please see below for the paper by Zahra Hazari, Gerhard Sonnert, Philip M. Sadler, and  Marie-Claire Shanahan (from the U of A). Abstract: This study explores how students’ physics identities are shaped by their experiences in high school physics classes and by […]

Creating Connections 2.0 Conference Registration Open!

Registration for the conference can now be found here: http://www.wwest.ca/cc/registration/ Creating Connections 2.0 is a conference that will bring together 150 women in engineering from across BC and Yukon, ranging from students to senior professionals, to UBC’s Point Grey Campus to make connections that provide support, networking, mentoring and partnerships.  The conference features 12 diverse […]

Advanced Notice: CCWESTT 2012 Conference in Halixfax, May 3rd to 5th 2012

CCWESTT with a Maritime flavour SITE: Halifax Marriott Waterfront Mark it in your calendar!  Check out www.ccwesst.com for mroe details closer to the date! **Newfor Conference 2012: A Policy Forum on the afternoon of May 3 to discuss role of Federal, Provincial and Territorial policies on the participation of women in science, engineering, trades and […]

Discovery Channel Casting Call for Women in Sciences, Engineering, Trades and Technologies

The Discovery Channel has extended their application deadline for their upcoming show “Know It All” and is looking particularly for more women to apply! Information and the application form is below: ——————— ARE YOU CANADA’S GREATEST KNOW IT ALL? Now you can prove it! Do you consider yourself a walking Encyclopedia? Are you the one […]

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