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OCT 12 : Opening the Door

Opening the Door Careers in Science What?   Opening the Door — Career Networking Event When?   Friday October 12th 2012, 3:30pm to 5:30pm Where?   Science World at TELUS World of Science Science World is excited to be hosting an Opening the Door event for grade 10 to 12 students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences at Science […]

WitsOn Program

The WitsOn Mentoring Project (https://piazza.com/witson) is looking for female professionals with undergraduate degrees in science and engineering disciplines who are willing to spend one hour online between October 1 and November 9 helping…mentor undergraduate students and students who want to participate. Harvey Mudd College and Piazza are conducting a pilot mentoring project called WitsOn (Women […]

Funding for students for The AIDS Support Organization

A great opportunity for three interested and qualified students to participate in a project with The Aids Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda, through Go Global. There is funding available for three students to move the Sustainable Livelihoods project forward in Term 2 (Jan-May). We are seeking upper level undergraduates and graduate students, and the application deadline is […]

Article : Dr. Anne Condon and Dr. Judy Illes Honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Anne Condon, former NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC and Yukon, has been elected by the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Condon is also the head of the Computer Science Program at University of British Columbia – Vancouver. For more information please click here. “Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology in the […]

Iran Universities Reportedly Ban Women

Colleagues, I just received links to a very distressing story about Iran banning women from many Science, Engineering, and Education fields: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/iran-universities-women-ban_n_1819281.html#slide=more227940 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ida-lichter-md/iran-war-on-women-students-may-backfire_b_1833513.html “In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study, including chemistry, computer science, nuclear physics, engineering, business management, education and English. Gholamrez Rashed, the head of the […]

SEP 20: Personal Branding Workshop Series- Fall Session.

SCWIST, in collaborations with DAWEG and IEEE, is organizing a workshop event scheduled for Sept. 20th. Personal Branding Workshop Series- Fall Session. Title: The Whole Package- How to Present Yourself Well and Leave a Good Impression Date: Thursday, Sept. 20th 2012 Time: 6PM check-in, workshop starts at 6:30-8:30, with plenty of time for networking and […]

Job Opportunity : WIE UBC Student Coordinator position

WIE UBC is seeking applicants to fill the role of the Student Coordinator position. For a full job description please click here. If you have further questions about the position, or would like to suggest a candidate, please contact erin.biddlecombe@ubc.ca

Article : Q&A: What Women Want – An interview with Maria Klawe

Author Leah Hoffmann talks with Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College about “her mission to change the culture of science and engineering by finding ways to encourage women and minorities to get involved.” For the full interview please click here.

Article: WISEST: U of A science ambassadors for 30 years

In his article, Brian Murphy, highlights WISEST’s achievements over the last 30 years. “After spending time with U of A biomechanical engineering researchers, Peter thinks she’s found her goal, and engineering could be her pathway after Grade 12. “I’m really interested in biomedical [engineering] and perhaps medicine afterwards,” she said. Thanks to WISEST’s wise placement […]

Article : Engineering Salaries on the Rise

In this article, author Chitra Sethi highlights the increase in engineering salaries and the gradual narrowing of the gender gap. “The survey data revealed that the average total annual income, including commissions and fees, for an engineer in the U.S. in 2012 was $103,497, nearly 4.0% higher than the $99,738 figure reported in the 2011 survey.” […]

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