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Study: Daily Social Identity Threat Predicts Burnout Among Female Engineers

A study by Dr. Elizabeth Croft, along with fellow UBC faculty Dr. William Hall and Dr. Toni Schmader, has recently been published. It found that fluctuations of social identity threat experienced by women engineers predicted future mental exhaustion and burnout. Click here to read the full abstract.

Article: UBC women engineering students at all-time high

CBC interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Croft about UBC’s success in enrolling a record number of women students this year. She also discusses ways that employers can encourage women to pursue engineering careers. Click here for the article and radio interview.

Mar 31: Application deadline for Banff Centre Science Communications scholarship

SCWIST is offering a scholarship to a SCWIST member selected to attend the Science Communications 2015 Program, a professional development retreat for science communicators at the Banff Centre. Click here for more information.

Article: Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John

A recent Ernst & Young report revealed that fewer large companies are fun by women than by men named John (and also men named David). This article examines how this measure can be an interesting way to quantify the Glass Ceiling Effect.

Article: Breaking down barriers for women engineers trained abroad

An article from The Source newspaper features MOSAIC’s new online pre-arrival service to help foreign-trained women engineers immigrate to Canada, which is funded by WWEST. Click here to read the article.

Happy National Engineering Month!

March is National Engineering Month and CWSE Ontario will be celebrating women in engineering with their #iEngineer: 30 Women in Engineering in 30 Days campaign, where they will share the stories of 30 woman making their mark as leaders, designers, researchers, and entrepreneurs in engineering across Ontario.

Video: UBC engineering faculty sees success with female student enrollment

WWEST’s faculty associate, Sheryl Staub-French, along with several UBC Engineering students were featured in this video with Global News. UBC’s increase in women registered in their first-year engineering undergraduate programs is also discussed in this article, which includes a mention of WWEST and statistics on the number of women students in engineering.

Article: Rise of the RoboNurse

Dr. Elizabeth Croft demonstrated her research on human-robot interaction via live feed to high school students at a conference in Castlegar, BC. Along with the potential for robots to act as live-in caregivers in the near future, she discussed the moral issues that can arise as robots become more integrated into our lives. Humans programming […]

Mar 3: Women in Public Works and Technology Workshop

Join PWABC (Public Works Association of BC) for an educational and inspiring workshop: Celebrating International Women’s Day and Successful Women in the Public Works and Technology Industries. Workshop topics include “How to be Assertive Without the Attitude and be Effective in a Male Dominated Environment,” “Effectively Dealing with Harassment and Violence in the Workplace,” and […]

Article: How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science

This article discusses a study that suggests discrimination against females in math and science begins not in college or the workplace, but in elementary school. “In math, the girls outscored the boys in the exam graded anonymously, but the boys outscored the girls when graded by teachers who knew their names. The effect was not […]

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