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Article: These Are The 7 Things Keeping Women Out Of Science Careers

This Business Insider article tries to get a better grip on why there are so few women in science. Ada Lovelace Day, a day meant to honor female scientists as a way to remember Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, was Oct. 15.  In 1842, Lovelace wrote a computer program for a machine that didn’t even exist […]

OCT 28: Oil and Gas Industry Diversity Survey Deadline

Make your voice count! Take the Diversity Survey BP and Rigzone are conducting global research into female representation in the oil and gas industry. Your responses will be kept confidential and presented in aggregate form only and the results, published later in the year, will help them to better understand the drivers behind talent attraction […]

JAN 17: Engineers Canada Awards Nominations Deadline

Engineers Canada is seeking nominations for their 2014 awards.  Established in 1972, the awards highlight engineering excellence, as well as the contributions of Canadian engineers to their profession, their community, and to the safety and well-being of Canadians. Award recipients are selected by the Engineers Canada Awards Committee based on the terms of reference and selection criteria. All […]

Article: Examining the Roots of the Perennial Gender Gap in the STEM Disciplines

This recent University Affairs article found that “unconscious bias still plays a role in keeping women scientists from the top tier.” “Since I’ve been a little kid, I’ve wanted to be a scientist,” says Ms. Choy, now a PhD candidate in biological sciences at the University of Manitoba and a 2012 L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in […]

APEGA Resource: Managing Transitions

The Women in APEGA Committee has recently published “Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave. A Planning Resource Guide for Employees and Employers.” This guide was designed to assist APEGA members considering a maternity or parental leave of approximately one year and will be of interest to new mothers and new fathers.  It was also designed to […]

Article:  The Life of an Engineering Student

Article: The Life of an Engineering Student

An article featuring UBC Engineering was recently published in Ubyssey, “The Life of An Engineering Student: A Close-Knit Community Embraces the Hard-Working Stereotype.” The article shows there is no typical engineer but says women in Engineering are “a rare breed.” “Perhaps their answer is indicative of the equitable treatment they say they receive in the […]

DEC 10: BCWen “Miss Representation” Screening

December 10, 2013 | 6:30 pm Doors |Screening at 7:00 pm PURCHASE TICKETS The BC WEN is pleased to be hosting an open, public screening of the Miss Representation documentary. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contributes to the […]

Article: Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

In this New York Times article, Eileen Pollack asks why the gender gap in STEM continues to exist. She explores her own experiences as one of the first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics from Yale in 1978, and compares it to experiences of female grad students, administrators and professors […]

16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16) – October 2014

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the International Network of Women Engineers (INWES) have joined forces to host the 16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES16), to be held in Los Angeles, California from October 23-25, 2014. This international conference, which has been held almost every three years since 1964, attracts engineers and scientists […]

Gender Barriers, Not Families, to Blame for Shortage of Women in STEM Careers

Researchers at the University of Texas-Austin and Cornell University have published a new study examining the factors behind the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. They find no evidence that women are opting out of the STEM workforce to start families, in contrast to the widespread perception that family factors […]

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