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WWEST is looking for testimonials!

If WWEST has impacted you or your community in a positive way, feel free to share your experience! Email any testimonials to wwest@mech.ubc.ca.

Article: If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem…

Check out this article written by math PhD and software developer Rachel Thomas, about gender bias in the workplace and solutions, based on both research and her personal experiences. According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to just 17% of men), and I can understand […]

Nominations for Canada Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

Do you know an exceptional Canadian scientist or engineer? The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame is accepting nominations until November 1! Click here for more information and the nomination form.

WWEST is hiring a coordinator/program manager!

WWEST is hiring a coordinator/program manager for the new Chair! For more information, visit: http://www.sfu.ca/…/h…/current-job-postings/2015/comp311.pdf The deadline to apply is July 22!

Article: The Women who Power NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Click here to meet the women behind NASA’s Pluto flyby, a mission with one of the most women in NASA history! The dozens of women who are powering New Horizons to a history-making July 14 flyby of Pluto look forward to the day when the conversation about gender becomes irrelevant. “Girls will be inspired to […]

July 31: Deadline for Order of the White Rose Scholarship applications

Are you a female engineering student interested in graduate studies? Then you’re eligible for an Order of the White Rose Scholarship worth $30,000 awarded by the Polytechnique Montréal administration. Polytechnique Montréal has created this scholarship in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the events of Dec 6, 1989, which cost the lives of 14 young […]

CWSE-Prairies Newsletter

Check out what our Prairies counterpart has been up to this past month! Read their June newsletter here.

Engineers Canada Releases Labour Market Report

Engineers Canada has released a report, Engineering Labour Market in Canada: Projections to 2025, which provides province-level projections of supply and demand for engineers. Click here for a summary and report highlights.

Meet Elle’s 2015 Women in Tech

Elle Magazine’s second annual Women in Tech issue features profiles on inspirational women founders, funders, execs, and engineers. Click here to read their profiles.

Women Respond to Nobel Laureate’s ‘Trouble With Girls’

After Nobel Laureate and biochemist Tim Hunt made discriminating comments about women working in labs at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea, women and men all around the world have responded with playfully sarcastic posts on Twitter. Read this article for more details.

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