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Article: EPRI study sheds light on earnings of degree-holders

A series of studies by University of Ottawa’s Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) tracked the income of 82,000 uOttawa graduates over a 13-year period. They found that university graduates with degrees in engineering and computer science had the highest earnings in their first year in the workforce. They also found that female graduates earned about $10,000 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Croft for being named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women!

WWEST’s Dr. Elizabeth Croft has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner! The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels. Click here to read the full press release.

Dec 5: Candle Vigil for l’Ecole Polytechnique

UBC will be having a candlelight vigil in memory of the l’Ecole Polytechnique tragedy on Friday, December 5 from 10am – 4pm at the SUB Main Concourse.

Dec 4: WIMBC Holiday Party

Women in Mining and BC Women in Energy will be hosting the annual holiday party, an evening of drinks, appies, and festivities! This event will take place on Thursday, December 4 during 5pm – 7:30pm at Moose’s Down Under, 830 Pender Street. Wear a funny/ugly Christmas sweater to win a prize! Please RSVP by November […]

CEMF Scholarships for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students!

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is offering several scholarships, at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. The application deadlines for all scholarships is January 16, 2015. Click the links above for more information about the scholarships.

Article: Barbie book implies girls can’t be coders; Mattel apologizes

A picture book, “Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer,” has recently come under fire after a blog post about its poor handling of the subject of women and girls in technology. The book features Barbie creating a game on her laptop, but goes downhill when she realizes, “I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to […]

Save the Date: Engineering Power Up on March 28, 2015

Engineering Power Up is an exciting event for Gr.10 girls to get creative, participate in fun engineering activities, and connect with like minded- students. Held on UBC campus, you will be able to talk to current engineering students who will share their experiences, and discover a career path to engineering a new world. More information […]

Article: Why It’s Crucial to Get More Women into Science

In addition to statistics about women in STEM occupations, this extensive article discusses the consequences of female test subjects being excluded in scientific research as result of the male body being the medical standard. The article also goes on to examine the effects of general diversity in researchers.

Article: “She Blinded Me With Science”

A Cambridge professor and an army of ScienceGrrls – with a little assistance from the late Magnus Pyke – will be celebrating women in science, with the release today on iTunes of a cover version of Thomas Dolby’s 1982 hit “She Blinded Me With Science.” Click here to read the full article and watch the […]

Nov 19: CanWIT BC: The November Breakfast Club

If you are curious or passionate about leadership, you’ll want to attend the November breakfast club with guest speaker Lori Guetre, Vice President Geospatial and Communications Ground Systems from MDA about her path to leadership through the military, government, and industry. This event will take place on Wednesday, Nov 19 during 8:00am – 9:30am, at […]

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