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MAR 27: IEEE WIE Presents an Engineer’s Journey through War, Cancer and Life

Title: An Engineer’s Journey through war, cancer and life Speaker: Dr. Sanja Boskovic Date: Tuesday March 27, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Location: Room 1525 515 West Hastings Street (SFU Harbour Centre, Downtown Vancouver) Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3   Registration: The event is open to public and attendance is free of charge. The space […]

Article : How Can Universities Help Moms Stay in Science?

Women may face discrimination in science and engineering fields, but a new study suggests that there may be a bigger reason women fail to succeed in STEM: motherhood. Science and engineering departments do not know how to deal with female professors or postdoc students who also want to start families. Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci […]

MAR 22: BC WIE Effective use of Social Media Workshop

BC WIE will be holding their first personal/professional development workshop on March 22 at SFU Harbour Centre.  The theme is the effective use of social media. Navigating today’s social media landscape can be challenging and overwhelming. This workshop will address issues to consider when building and maintaining your online profile, including: personal brand management; social […]

FEB 27: Screening Of MissRepresentation

You are invited to a  special screening of Miss Representation, co-hosted by the CFLS and the UBC Law Women’s Caucus. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals […]

FEB 29: SCWIST BrownBag Meeting at UBC

The BrownBag 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: February 29 Time: 12:00-1:30 PM Place: UBC Point Grey Campus, Biodiversity Research […]

MAR 22: DAWEG and SCWIST Dress for Success

DAWEG and SCWIST – Dress for Success with Joyce Lau, Fashionista Bootcamp Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Cost: $30 for DAWEG/APEGBC/SCWIST members, $35 non members Registration:  Register Online at http://apeg.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMTQxODMxJnA9MSZ1PTEwMDk1MzYzNDQmbGk9MTAyNDc5MjY/index.html Deadline to register is March 21, 2012. (Those who are not members of APEGBC can create […]

MAR 12: Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Event

Date: Monday, March 12th, 2012 Time: 5:30-8:00 pm Location: Cecil Green Park House, UBC   What is WISE? WISE 2012 is a networking event that aims to offer female science and engineering undergraduate students the opportunity to meet and network with women from diverse science and engineering fields in an intimate setting, conducive to meaningful […]

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies. Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 More information: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/kappa-kappa-gamma-foundation-canada-schola rship-canadian-women

Article: “Why the term ‘mommy track’ should be banned”

“It has been 23 years since the term “mommy track” was coined, and I think it’s ripe for redefinition. Forget the need to choose career or family. ” Full Article : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/leah-eichler/why-the-term-mommy-track-should-be-banned/article2325883/

Article : “Women in physics: A tale of limits”

“Currently, women earn just 21% of bachelor’s degrees and 17% of PhDs in the field. Discourse about women in physics often centers on representation, and the unspoken assumption seems to be that if the representation of women were to increase to some higher level, all would be well. However, the focus on representation obscures important […]

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