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Article: Many women leave engineering, blame the work culture

A recent study has found that out of the respondents in the study, only 62% of women with engineering degrees are currently working in engineering. Respondents said that the engineering workplace was unfriendly and hostile to women, and that companies did not provide opportunities for women to advance and develop. Click here to read the […]

Article: Small changes produce dramatic results for women in engineering

A recently published study by faculty in the University of Waterloo found that female engineering students who attended an hour-long session during their first year in a male-dominated engineering program, had an average that was 10 per cent higher than young women who didn’t attend, and also had a greater sense of belonging in the […]

Nov 6: Power Up: Mental Fitness and Resilience-Building in Life and Work

SCWIST will be hosting a one-hour workshop led by Michelle Sangster, who will lead participants through an interactive, playful, and informative series of activities to help participants build confidence in life and work through learning resilience. This is followed by a panel discussion by four scientists who share their stories of resilience and confidence-building. The […]

Government Report: Good for Business: A Plan to Promote More Women on Canadian Boards

The final report of the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council to promote women on boards has been released. The recommendations include aspiring to 30% of boards comprised of women over five years. For the full report, entitled Good for Business: A Plan to Promote More Women on Canadian Boards, can be found here.

Article: Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University, has been awarded the highest honour a mathematician can attain. This is the first time in history that the Fields Medal (considered the Nobel prize for mathematics) has been awarded to a woman. To read the full article, click here.

Congratulations to ABIE Award Winner Dr. Anne Condon!

UBC’s Computer Science Department Head Dr. Anne Condon is the recipient of the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration Technical Leadership ABIE Award. The award recognizes female computer scientists who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology. For more information about the ABIE awards and award winners, […]

Oct 24: BC Economic Forum: Women as a catalyst for growth

The WEB Alliance will be hosting a large scale working forum to develop recommendations to support women in business resulting in economic growth in BC. This interactive event will take place on Friday, October 24, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Use the promo code “WEBEARLY” prior to August 31 to register at a special rate! […]

Sept 5: RVSP to WWEST Partners Social Media Workshop

WWEST will be presenting a Marketing fo Social Media workshop on Sept 15 at UBC for all applicants for WWEST Partners, as well as past Partners. Please RVSP by Sept 5 by emailing wwest@mech.ubc.ca! If you are applying to be a WWEST Partner, remember to send in your application form by Sept 15!

Sept 9: Who’s in charge: Why aren’t there more women in leadership roles?

UBC Dialogues: Vancouver will be hosting a panel and discussion about the causes of gender imbalance in senior ledership positions. Profiles of the esteemed panelists and more details about the discussion can be found here. The event will take place on: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:30-9:00pm Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown 1128 West Hastings Street Vancouver, […]

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