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Article: For Girls in STEM, Belonging, Not Brain Structure, Makes the Difference

Stephanie Kelly’s article finds that a sense of belonging is imperative to attracting girls to STEM programs, and that there is no evidence for claims that brains of men and women are “hardwired” differently. “Both science and women lose when stereotypes ‘serve as unnecessary gatekeepers’ to educational pursuits, writes Cordelia Fine in the book, Delusions […]

Article: Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

In this New York Times article, Eileen Pollack asks why the gender gap in STEM continues to exist. She explores her own experiences as one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics from Yale in 1978, and compares it to experiences of female grad students, administrators and professors […]

WWEST Year 3 Annual Report Released

WWEST’s annual report is now available for September 2012 – August 2013! Highlights include the self-efficacy results from Creating Connections 3.0, funding for Engendering Engineering Success, and presentations on diversity at the 2012 APEGBC AGM. Read the full report here (pdf format).

NOV 27: Minerva Foundation Women In Science Luncheon

2013 Women In™ Science Event Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Place: Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown Vancouver Women In™ is an annual luncheon that recognizes and celebrates women working in non-traditional fields. Each year, the Minerva Foundation honours four extraordinary women who have made an impact in their communities through leadership, excellence, philanthropy and service. In […]

Article: Is a Career in STEM Really for Me? An 8th Grader’s Perspective

An 8th grader provides some insight as to why she and her friends are not likely to consider a career in STEM. “Even as we’re being pushed toward engineering, we aren’t being told or shown what engineering is. Instead, we’re assigned simplistic exercises like building bridges out of drinking straws and marshmallows or telling a […]

Announcement: New Women in Mining Branch, Kamloops

Women in Mining Vancouver Branch is please to announce the launch of the third Women in Mining Branch in B.C., “WIM Kamloops”. Mafalda Arias, Chair of Women in Mining Vancouver, has been working with Nicole Trudell, Chair of WIM Kamloops, since May to assist and support her in the organization of WIM Kamloops. Read the […]

SEP 25: SCWIST Brownbag Lunch, Stress – Bring It On!

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. Topic: Stress: Bring It On! Date: September 25, 2013 Time: 12:00-1:30pm Place: UBC Point […]

SEP 20 & OCT 16: CWSE-ON Free Negotiation Skills Workshops

The NSERC / Pratt & Whitney Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering is hosting free negotiation skills workshops in Ottawa and Toronto and you’re invited! The free day-long workshops focus on the basics of negotiation in a professional context. Emphasis will be placed on practicing new skills and applying concepts to real case […]

NOV 13-15: Gender Summit – North America

Gender Summit – North America: Diversity Fueling Excellence in Research and Innovation, the third summit of its kind and the first to be held in North America. It will take place between November 13 and 15, 2013, in Washington D.C.  The previous two events in Europe brought together hundreds of delegates from around the world. […]

Sep 18: Meeting the Client’s Needs – Environment Social & Economic Criteria

Sep 18: Meeting the Client’s Needs – Environment Social & Economic Criteria

APEGBC is hosting a sustainability-themed professional development seminar this September. The key themes of this presentation focus on the opportunities to lead Social and Environmental impact in Infrastructure projects. You will learn how to leverage the procurement decision making process to facilitate these opportunities. Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Time: Registration and Breakfast 8:00 – […]

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