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Article: Women campus hires power IT workforce

“In a landmark for the IT industry, maybe for most industries, IBM India has this year hired more women than men during its campus recruitment. This is significant because it’s happened in an industry where mass recruitment is the norm. Of the campus recruitments done by IBM India till June, 52% were women — a quantum leap from the […]

Article : Diversity in Organizations by Dr. Elizabeth Croft and Jennifer Pelletier

WWEST’s very own Dr. Elizabeth Croft and Jennifer Pelletier are featured in the October issue of Innovation magazine. They examine diversity in organizations. “Recent labour studies indicate that demand for engineering and geoscience professionals in Canada will increase over the next decade.Combined with aging demographics, we may soon face significant shortages in many disciplines, particularly in western […]

YWCA High School Mentorship Program

YWCA is looking for mentors for their High School Mentorship Program. “What do mentors do? Mentors are the highly valued backbone of this program.  They are professional women who come from all over Vancouver, bringing a diverse range of careers and experiences.  Mentors are matched with students who have similar career and/or personal interests and […]

NOV 29: WIE(VR) – The Gender Gap in Engineering: How far have we come? Where do we go from here?

Speaker: Judi Hess, CEO of CopperLeaf Although in-roads are being made for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies and professions, women are still under-represented in these fields as compared with men, especially in Engineering.  What are the facts?  Why is this the case?  What drives these trends and how can we change […]

Article: Engineers, How are you changing the world?

“With support from the United Engineering Foundation, the NAE has been working this year to find ways to better reach the engineering community about Changing the Conversation. One of the things we’re doing, with help from National Engineers Week Foundation, is develop a train-the-trainer curriculum. Engineering organizations will be able to use the training module to […]

Nov 6 : SCWIST Personal Branding Workshop #4: The Art of Negotiation

Nov 6 : SCWIST Personal Branding Workshop #4: The Art of Negotiation

SCWIST Personal Branding Workshop #4: The Art of Negotiation Date : November 6th, Tuesday Time : 6:30PM Venue : YWCA Welch Room Guest speaker:  Carrie Gallant. For more information, please click here

Scholarships for Women in Engineering

A new scholarship – Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship benefiting Women in Engineering- is available to students. Please visit www.ashrae.org/scholarships for eligibility requirements. Canadian Engineering Memorial Fund (CEMF) scholarships available to women in engineering. Please visit http://www.cemf.ca/Scholarships.html for more information.

Article: Time for Women to Explore New Career Horizons

Author Anna Stukas,manager of intellectual property and regulations at BIC Inc, part of the BIC Group, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Co-op, with Distinction) from the University of Victoria. “It wasn’t until my first industry meeting that it started to dawn on me that perhaps there was something “odd” about my choice of profession. […]

SFU’s Eleanor Li and UBC’s Andrea Palmer Nominated for Vancouver’s Top 24 Under 24

The newspaper 24 Hours annually profiles students who excel in volunteer work, entrepreneurial spirit or technological innovation. Eleanor Li : In addition to her major as a biomedical engineer, Li serves as president of the SFU Women in Engineering Group (WEG), and is the owner of Onana Knitted Accessories. Eleanor was also recognized as Co-op […]

Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

To promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution, the University of Groningen has initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme. The ambitious programme has been running since 2007 and financed thus far over sixty fellowships. The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is primarily directed at ambitious women in academia, […]

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