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Article: Engineering and business administration grads top earners

StatsCan followed 15,000 Canadians over 20 years to see who did best financially. Those who graduated with an engineering degree earned some of the highest wages, but there is an extreme gender wage gap in the results of the study. By 2010, men who graduated with an engineering degree earned a median of $105,300 annually, while women with an […]

Article: Can changing how you sound help you find your voice?

This interesting article discusses the implicit gender bias in how we perceive feminine voices (“insecure, less competent, and less trustworthy”), and the significance of a transgender person’s voice when transitioning. Women tend to be more collaborative communicators than men, Masson says. We say “we” more than we say “I.” Even voice patterns that women are […]

Oct 23: SFU BrownBag: Teamwork strategies for STEM

The ability to manage teams is a skill many employers look for among Science, Technology, Engineering and Math graduates. But what does that look like and how can you build your expertise in this area? SCWIST will be hosting a lunchtime discussion about teamwork strategies for STEM at SFU as part of their Brown Bag […]

Robots Podcast on engaging girls in robotics

Celebrating this year’s Ada Lovelace day (Oct 14), Robots Podcast team did a special episode about engaging girls in robotics. Dr. Elizabeth Croft is featured in an interview by AJung Moon, a Ph.D student at UBC. Click here to visit the website and listen to the podcast.

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

SCWIST will be hosting a 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 workshop […]

Oct 23-25: APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM

The 2014 APEGBC Annual Conference and AGM provides members the opportunity to connect with other professional engineers and geoscientists, government representatives, industry leaders, consultants, sponsors, and exhibitors. The conference will be held during Oct 23-25 at Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The AGM will be on Oct 25 at 8:30am – 12:30pm in the same location. Click […]

Nov 14: Women’s Voices: What Difference do they Make? (Update)

UBC and SFU will be hosting “Women’s Voices: What Difference do they Make?”, a conversation between Informed Opinions’ founder, Shari Graydon, and the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell. This event will take place on Friday, Nov 14, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver. Click here for more information and to register.

Oct 15: CATAAlliance National Leadership Council Call for Nominations & Expressions of Interest

We are now inviting nominations and expressions of interest from community leaders in technology and innovation related roles to serve as members of the CATAAlliance National Leadership Council (CNLC). The CNLC serves as an advisory body to provide guidance in relation to the implementation and operation of the CATAAlliance mandate to support the global competitiveness of its […]

Women in Mining BC is hiring for volunteer positions!

Calling all WIM-Vancouver Members! Women in Mining-BC is looking to expand their team in different areas within the organization. This is an exciting news for those who have been in touch throughout the year, to be part of this great team. The volunteer positions available are: Project Manager (1) Communications Coordinator (1) Graphic Designer (1) Administrative Support (3) If […]

2014 Grace Hopper Celebration livestream

If you missed the livestream for the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration which took place today, the videos for both the opening session and the 2014 ABIE Technical Leadership Award Winner are available to rewatch here.

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