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Register for the 13th Annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run!

For the runners, the scientists or just the curious, this is an event for you! The Science Fair Foundation of BC  is hosting their 13th Annual PMC Science Fair Fun Run! This is one of the largest timed 5k Fun Runs in Vancouver. Come join the fun, be eligible for prize draws, enjoy post-race refreshments and […]

Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarships 2012

GHC scholarships cover a combination of conference registration (which includes most meals), lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. The majority of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, however, junior faculty, members of non-governmental organizations, and non-profits are eligible to apply. GHC student scholarships are made possible by industry sponsors, grants, and […]

Opportunity to participate in a study on health, well-being, and career satisfaction of professional engineers

WWEST is sponsoring a ground-breaking research project examining how conversational patterns in the workplace contribute to the health, well-being, and career satisfaction of professional engineers. Volunteers will complete a series of online surveys over the course of two working weeks. In appreciation of their time, participants will be entered into a raffle for 1 in […]

Article: Leading the Way – A conversation with Karan Watson

In the article ‘Leading the Way – A Conversation with Karan Watson, Dr. Watson shares her journey of becoming an engineer, an educator and an advocate for women in STEM: “Some people are advocates and thought leaders before even realizing it-an apt description of Karan Watson, Texas A & M Provost, ABET President-Elect, and electrical […]

YWCA Connecting the Community Award – Catherine Roome

WWEST has nominated Catherine Roome P.Eng, CEO BC Safety Authority for the YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards for her tremendous work in Non-Profit and Public Service . The Awards began in 1984 to honour, encourage and recognize women whose outstanding contributions make a difference to the community. Catherine will also have an opportunity to allocate $10,000 to safe […]

Women in Engineering Research at the Memorial University of Newfoundland

A current student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, who is pursuing her Master’s in Engineering Management, is conducting a research project aimed to find out the progress of women engineers and what the engineering industry could do in order to attract and retain more women engineers in Canada and India. In order to gather primary […]

Article: “A Touch Calculation”

“Why don’t more women enter the male-dominated profession of engineering? Some observers have speculated it may be due to the difficulties of balancing a demanding career with family life. Others have suggested that women may not rate their own technical skills highly enough. However, a recent paper co-authored by MIT social scientist Susan Silbey, based […]

Article: “Etsy Hacker Grants: Supporting Women in Technology”

“Today, in conjunction with Hacker School, Etsy is announcing a new scholarship and sponsorship program for women in technology: [they’ll] be hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the Etsy headquarters, and [will be] providing ten Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each — a total of $50,000 — to women who want to […]

Report: “Increasing Women in SETT: The Business Case”

A Summary of Literature Review and Sector Scan compiled by Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre). The WinSETT Centre is a catalyst for the sustained employment and progress of women in SETT fields. The Centre will achieve its mission by developing and disseminating through collaboration and partnerships, the tools […]

Discovery Channel Program “Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All” is looking for Applicants!

Discovery Channel program Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All (you can find additional information at www.knowitall-tv.com) is currently looking for Canada’s best and brightest minds to compete in a challenge-based competition that will test a broad range of expertise, experience and skill-sets. Although they have run a commercial on Discovery for several weeks now, a website, and a […]

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