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Article: Engineering Salaries on the Rise, Gender Gap is Narrowing

“The job market appears to be slowly recovering from slump, manufacturing is rising, and the U.S. economy is showing signs of stabilizing. Now that the clouds are finally lifting, there’s good news for engineers on the pay front too, per the results of the 2012 Engineering Income and Salary Survey, conducted by the American Society […]

Article : Engineering Salaries on the Rise

In this article, author Chitra Sethi highlights the increase in engineering salaries and the gradual narrowing of the gender gap. “The survey data revealed that the average total annual income, including commissions and fees, for an engineer in the U.S. in 2012 was $103,497, nearly 4.0% higher than the $99,738 figure reported in the 2011 survey.” […]

Interview: Dr. Judy Illes, Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics

Dr Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty at the Brain Research Centre (UBC) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She also holds appointments in the School of Population and […]

JUL 27: SCWIST Discussion – ‘It’s a girl thing’: How do we get more girls to pursue STEM careers?’

Join SCWIST for their first ever Pop-Up Discussion night! Topic: ‘It’s a girl thing’: How do we get more girls to pursue STEM careers?’ What is a SCWIST Pop-Up Discussion? A casual evening of networking, socializing, and discussion on current and relevant media topics held at a local restaurant! It’s a chance to get out […]

Report: Calling All White Men – Can Training Help Create Inclusive Workplaces?

In a rarely done study, Catalyst (a leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business) surveyed a group of Rockwell Automation people managers—mostly white men—and examined the effect that a company-sponsored leadership development program had on these employees’ work lives as well as on the work lives of their closest colleagues. Over the […]

OCT 14-16: “On-Ramps Into Academia” Workshop presented by NSF ADVANCE Program

The National Science Foundation ADVANCE program hosts a series of professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The workshop is called “On-Ramps into Academia.” Their first workshops in 2009 and 2011 were a great success and already a number […]

Error in WWEST Newsletter of July 13, 2012

There was a compiling error in the WWEST Newsletter of July 13, 2012.  The “Spotlight” area featured the correct headline, but an old description of a different project.  Please accept our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.  A full description of the Minerva Women In™ Technology Award, which WWEST is not affiliated with, […]

Award: Minerva’s Women In Technology

The nomination process for the 7th annual Women In™ lunch, celebrating and honouring women working in non-traditional fields, is now open! This year will see Minerva honour Women In™ Technology. Presented by Teck Resources, the lunch will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver on November 28th 2012 at 12pm. You can […]

Article: 8 Reasons You’re Not Earning The Salary You Want

In this article, Alison Greene discusses 8 common explanations to a question that many in the workplace have: “Why am I not getting the salary I want?“. Read her full article here.

Article: Don’t Make These 10 Internship Mistakes

In her article, writer Alison Greene discusses the top 10 internship mistakes that that people make, and how to avoid them. Read her full article here.  

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