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Oct 22: Conflict Resolution for the Professional Woman

The Brown Bag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers. This month our guest speaker, Lindi Frost, will give us tips on conflict […]

Oct 17: Registration deadline for ‘Negotiating for Success’ Workshop

SCWIST and WinSett will be hosting a ‘Negotiating for Success’ workshop, specifically designed for women in the early to midpoint of their science, engineering, and technology careers. This event will take place on Tuesday, Nov 18 during 8:30am-5:00pm at: Room 2945 McLean Management Studies Lab SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street Click here for more […]

Oct 17: Registration Deadline for A Celebration of Persons Day

In 1929, five Canadian women, known as the Famous Five, advocated successfully to have women declared persons. We celebrate them each October on Persons Day. The celebration will include a Luncheon and guest speaker, Anne Giardini. Any SCWIST attendee at the event will have their name put in a draw, and the winner will have […]

Article: ‘Girlification’ of engineering has failed, says expert

A new report shows that the number of female undergraduate engineering students in the UK is continuing to fall. A possible reason for this could be the attempted ‘girlififcation’ of engineering, which involves promoting engineering by using the colour pink, highlighting the science of lipstick, etc. “We have to stop treating engineering like a hated vegetable, […]

Article: Why women leave tech

Stories from 716 women who left tech show that the industry’s culture is the primary culprit, not any issues related to science education. Click here to read the full article.

Nov 25: BCWEN Member Workshop on Effective Networking

BC Women in Energy Network is hosting a workshop on Effective and Authentic Networking for members on November 25 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Fasken Martineau, 2900-550 Burrard St. Click here for more information.

Oct 24: Girls Exploring Physics workshop

Girls Exploring Physics is a free workshop for girls in grades 9 and 10 held at the SFU Burnaby campus. This half day long workshop includes two hands-on activities in physics. There will also be a discussion of the career opportunities available to students who study physics at the university level. During the lunch provided […]

Article: Women make groups smarter

Researchers have found that because women generally exhibit greater social sensitivity than men, groups with more women are more intelligent. “Significantly, this is not confirmation of the standard diversity idea—that a mixed group will be more effective than an all-male or all-female group. Rather, the evidence says, the more women, the better.” Click here to […]

Engineers Canada Scholarships Program

The Engineers Canada Scholarships Program, in partnerships with Manulife and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, awards sex case prizes totalling $60,000 to professional engineers returning to university. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is March 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

Oct 13: Abstract submission deadline for engineering education conference

The 7th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development is accepting abstract submissions! They particularly welcome contributions from outside of engineering education institutions, including private/public employers of engineers and non-engineering stakeholders who are influenced by engineering. The conference theme is “Professional Breadth and Technical Depth – Cultivating the T-shaped Engineer.” The deadline for submission has been […]

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