header image

Article: Piercing the 20 Percent Ceiling

This article examines various schools paving the way for increasing the number of female graduates in science and engineering programs. “People have been doing the same things for 50 years, and the percentage of women hasn’t changed,” says Laura Bottomley, the director of the Women in Engineering program at NCSU. “We realized that we were trying […]

Article: Canadian museum urged to address gender gap in science hall of fame

Two UBC faculty members resigned from the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame’s selection committee after the second  year running with no women nominees. Almost 100 faculty members at UBC and other universities across Canada signed a petition urging the museum to address the gender disparity in nominations. “If you do the same things […]

May 20: Sci-Tech Girl

Sci-Tech Girl is an opportunity for girls in grades 10-12 and first-year post-secondary to meet science role models in an engaging and social atmosphere. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at Yukon College. Click here for more information and to register.

June 1-2: Workshops on Women in STEM

A workshop series on Women in STEM co-hosted by WWEST will take place on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Click here for details on the workshops and speakers. Register early at this link to reserve your spot!

Article: Women Engineer Aiming to Become Miss World Canada 2015

Shruti Kapoor is a women engineer and UBC alumna who will be competing for the Miss World Canada 2015 this month. “Through this strong role, I want to inspire all women to follow their dreams as I believe that both beauty inside and outside must be synergistic to each other.” Click here to read the […]

Article: Leveling the Field

McMaster University is adding $3,515 onto the salaries of its female professors to address the gender pay gap found in its faculty. “Whenever you have a pay equity issue, you have to address it front and center,” said David Wilkinson, McMaster’s provost and academic vice president. “Then it just becomes a process of doing the […]

Article: ‘Sexist’ peer review causes storm online

An anonymous peer reviewer from the journal PLOS ONE wrote a review containing “sexist,” “sarcastic,” and “patronising” comments for a paper written by two female researchers. The reviewer makes several suggestions to improve the paper. Among them is the comment that it would benefit from “one or two male biologists”. These men should at least […]

May 14: Inspiring Immigrant Professionals in Engineering, Science and Technology

Join SCWIST for an inspiring evening uniting internationally trained professionals and graduate students in engineering, science and technology with industry experts who have achieved career success in their fields. This event will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30pm – 9pm at YWCA Hotel. Click here for more information and to register.

May 22 & 23: Creating Connections 4.0

On May 22nd and 23rd, SFU will be hosting Creating Connections 4.0 and bringing together people of all genders and backgrounds for two days of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration. The conference will feature keynotes from Hayley Wickenheiser, Amyn Rajan, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and more! Dr. Elizabeth Croft and Jennifer Pelletier […]

May 13: Work in 2025: You+Me+Robots? (live stream)

In a collaborative dialogue, Silicon Valley thought leaders will share their perspectives on the future of work as influenced by exponentially advancing technologies and exchange ideas with the audience on the shifting landscape over the next 20 years. This event will take place on May 12 from 6pm – 9pm at Singularity University, and there will […]

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

2010-2015 NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC and Yukon Region)
2054 - 6250 Applied Science Lane,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.827.4090
Fax: 604.822.2403

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia