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SCWIST mentioned WWEST at the House of Commons

WWEST and the Chairs, along with our white papers, were mentioned in SCWIST’s presentation on the Status of Women to the House of Commons in Ottawa. Click here for more details about the presentation.

Article: A vaunted new study says women have it easy in STEM fields. Don’t believe it.

A recent study found that there was a roughly 2-to-1 preference for hiring female candidates over male candidates in various STEM fields. This article discusses whether the study is accurate and representative of the current state of the gender disparity in STEM.

Article: Why there are still far too few women in science and engineering

This Chatelaine magazine article (originally from Maclean’s) discusses the reasons why so few women pursue STEM careers, along with actions taken thus far to tackle the issue. Women are being forced out of careers in science and engineering, not because they can’t juggle babies and Bunsen burners, but because they’re discouraged at every turn by […]

Article: Female researchers quit body honouring scientists after no women nominated

Judy Illes and Catherine Anderson, researchers with the University of British Columbia, resigned from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame this month after realizing that no women had recently been nominated for induction. “There are great science and engineering women out there in Canada today who have been part […]

May 7: Entrepreneurial Toolkit Symposium

The Entrepreneurial Toolkit Symposium is a collaboration of organizations coming together to support established and aspiring entrepreneurs in the fields of Science and Technology. Using real life case studies, you will learn from technically experienced financial, tax and legal practitioners how to start, finance, and create the right structure for your business venture. You will also learn to navigate and […]

Article: To fight income inequality, tell your friends how much you make

This article discusses the taboo salary inequality between men and women workers and how one woman dealt with it. We—women and minorities, and men too—need to get over the antiquated hang-ups about salary secrecy and be proactive. Ask your co-workers how much they make, and tell them how much you make.

May 20: Promotion to Professor

The NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon), in conjunction with the NSERC CWSE / CRSNG CFSG Réseau National Network and UBC Faculties of Science and Applied Science, invites you to apply to attend Promotion to Professor, a national workshop for Associate Professors in engineering and science who are looking ahead to full […]

Article: Ellen Pao and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

This article examines the subtle sexism in the workplace that some may notice and most don’t. It is not impolite. It is not inappropriate. But it is still, at least in my mind, sexist. Both me and my husband love our work. Both me and my husband love our dogs. One of us gets asked […]

May 6: Women in Mining Annual Cocktail Reception

Women in Mining BC Annual Cocktail Receptions have gathered a very enthusiastic following within the mining industry over the years. More than 400 attendees came together last year at the WIM BC Annual Cocktail Reception and we look forward to continuing to grow this important event. This is a fantastic event with drinks, appetizers and […]

Apr 24: Tour BCIT’s Innovative Factor Four Area and Energy Oasis

Interested in energy conservation, micro grids, or electric vehicles? Take a tour of BCIT’s cutting-edge energy research facilities to find out more! BCWEN is hosting a free tour of the Factor Four Area, Energy Oasis, and the Centre for Energy Education and Research. The tour will take place on Friday, April 24 starting at 2:30pm, at […]

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