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Article: Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

A survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics examined students four years after they obtained their bachelor degrees. A strong correlation between earning money and highly specialized degrees was found. In fact, grads who studied computer and information sciences were earning almost $30,000 more than the average humanities graduate. Click here to read […]

Sept 15: Registration deadline for Step Up: A Promotion Workshop for Female Faculty

Your NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering invite you to attend this unique workshop and to learn from female Full Professors about what worked for them, gain insights from those who have served as Dean or Department Chair, and leave with a draft plan for your own career advancement. This workshop is primarily […]

Video: Muddy Waters

This episode of CTV Vancouver: First Story takes a look at how technology is helping bring safe drinking water to reserves, a nation fights to protect their water and British Columbia’s new water act.

Article: The Science Behind Graduating A Class With Majority Women Engineers

Harvey Mudd College’s 2014 graduating class is the first time for any co-ed U.S. college where more women graduated with an engineering than men. 56% of engineering graduates were women. This article features an interview with engineering faculty at Harvey Mudd and how they succeeded to engage their female (and male) students with hands-on engineering […]

Article: Male Scientists Employ Fewer Women in Labs

According a recent study, male faculty members are less likely to hire female trainees in their labs, and more prestigious male professors are even less likely to hire women. Since so few women are accepted to elite labs, it’s difficult for women to reverse the trend by rising to prominence and hiring more women themselves. […]

Article: UBC engineering camps get kids excited about science

WWEST’s partner, GEERing Up! UBC Engineering & Science for Kids, was featured in a news broadcast on Global BC! Click here to read the article and watch the broadcast.

July 14: Registration deadline for ‘Becoming Leaders’ workshop

As part of the Government of Canada Status of Women Initiative to advance women in technology, SCWIST will be hosting a ‘Becoming Leaders’ workshop in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre). The workshops will take place at: 8:30am to 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, SFU […]

July 18: Deadline for ICWESD presentation proposals

The first International Conference on Women’s Education for Sustainable Human Development will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 16 and 17, 2014. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with national and international leaders involved in sustainable human development, particularly related to women’s issues. They are currently accepting presentation proposals, which are due on […]

Article: Building a More Diverse Facebook

Facebook, following the footsteps of Google and Yahoo, has released their workforce diversity data. The report reveals that women make up only 31% of the overall company. This figure drops to 23% of senior level employees, and down to 15% of the tech employees. In terms of ethnicity, 91% of US employees are Asian or […]

May 22 & 23, 2015: Creating Connections 4.0

Simon Fraser University will be hosting the Creating Connections 4.0 conference in May 2015, bringing together people of all genders and backgrounds for two days instead of one, to discuss issues of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration. Click here for more information.

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