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Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report

“Understanding the role of women in Canadian society and how it has changed over time is dependent on having information that can begin to shed light on the diverse circumstances and experiences of women. Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women’s family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, […]

CBS News: Message to women: Apply for high tech jobs!

“The economic trends are super clear. The technical roles are in demand. Even in what is currently a very difficult situation for our country in unemployment. There’s a huge shortage of engineers who can build products like Facebook. And women need to have their fair share of those seats,” Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg […]

Engineers Canada: 2010 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Report

Engineers Canada Enrolment and Degrees Awarded publication for the years 2006-2010 is now accessible online.  Engineers Canada gathers and prepares these statistics on enrolment and degrees awarded each academic year.  This year’s report includes a section on the theme of “Gender Visibility”. Please follow the link below to access the report online: http://www.engineerscanada.ca/e/pu_enrolment.cfm

Feb 9 – Leader Luncheon and AGM

Save the date for the next Women in Energy Leader Luncheon combined with the BC Women in Energy Network AGM on February 9, 2012! Speaker and venue information will be released shortly. Nominations for the new BCWEN board of directors will be accepted.  Information about the BC Women in Energy Network can be found online […]

Forbes: The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women

Women continue climbing the rungs of power—building their ranks as heads of state, corporate leaders and media influencers—but their minority status means they still face harsh, limiting assessments based on their gender. “Women are being judged more, even by other women,” said Valerie Young, Ed.D., author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. While male leaders are allowed to […]

Nov 18 – “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science” Panel

IEEE Women in Engineering Vancouver, SFU Women in Engineering Group and SFU Women in Computing Science present:  “Business Etiquette for Women in Engineering and Computing Science”  Unsure of how to make yourself stand out during an interview? Want to learn to be fully prepared in networking situations? Uncertain on negotiating for salary and benefits at […]

Nov 30 – SCWIST IWIS Program Presentation: “Major Cultural Challenges Facing Female Minorities in Engineering and Sciences”

SCWIST’s Immigrating Women In Science (IWIS) Program  is hosting a special presentation on “Major Cultural Challenges Facing Female Minorities in Engineering and Sciences” Date – November 30, 2011 Time – 5:30 – 8:00 PM Location – 333 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, Room 614 Cost – Free Space is limited so please register at iwisevents@gmail.com This presentation was part […]

Nov 30 – SCWIST Brown Bag Meeting: Career Transitions

The Brown Bag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers. Date: November 30 Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Place: UBC Point Grey Campus, Biodiversity Research […]

Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Program at UBC Okanagan

The Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship Program would like to ask for industry mentors for their innaguaral year running the program.  This is an exciting opportunity for industry to support our students as they develop their skills and prepare to work in industry. If you are interested in this opportunity, please read their invitation […]

Nov 25 – TRIUMF Colloquium – Identity, Gender and Persistence in Science

“This presentation will examine identity as a way of understanding gender patterns in participation and persistence in science, physics in particular. Considering these issues from the perspective of identity brings together findings related to interest, motivation, confidence, achievement, stereotypes and recognition and provides a focus for engaging in activities to encourage and support students at […]

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