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Tour of TRIUMF Come and join us for a fun and informative tour of Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Time: 4:00-5:30PM Place: TRIUMF Facility at UBC (4004 Wesbrook Mall) Fee: FREE Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1981421485 Brought to you by: The Society for Canadian Women in Science and […]

Women In Academia: Breaking Down The Glass Ceiling

UBC Faculty member, Dr. Marina Milner, curates “Women In Academia:Breaking Down The Glass Ceiling” This site hosts a large revolving collection of articles relevant to women in acedemia, with many articles geared toward women in science, technology, engineering and math. Curating these articles from blogs, tweets, videos and more, Dr. Milner’s site boasts a collection […]

SEP 26 – BC WEN Launch Reception Guest Speaker Announced

The BC Women in Energy Network (WEN) is pleased to announce the guest speaker for the launch reception:Teresa Conway, President and CEO of Powerex. Teresa has held this position since 2005. Her responsibilities include strategically managing and directing the marketing, trade policy, legal, human resources, financial, and overall operations of the company. As a member […]

Washington Post: What Men Can Learn From Women About Leadership In The 21st Century

The article “What Men Can Learn From Women About Leadership In The 21st Century” by Carol Kinsey Goman explores historical prejudices against women and their behaviors, and how these behaviours are are now seen as providing an edge to leadership success instead of being obstacles, as was conventionally perceived. Read the full article here

NOV 4 – SCWIST 30th Anniversary Gala!

Come out on November 4, 2011 for a special evening to celebrate SCWIST’s 30 year anniversary. Enjoy dinner, networking, silent auction, awards presentations, door prizes and more while celebrating 30 years of women in science. Event Details Date: Friday, Nov 4th, 2011 Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Time: 5:30 pm – […]

SCWIST Beach Potluck

SCWIST Beach Potluck When: Saturday, August 27 from 3-6 PM Where: Locarno Beach Park (between Jaricho Sailing Centre and Locarno Concession Stand) This event is open to everyone! Bring a snack, food, or beverage to share with others and be ready to play games (volleyball, Frisbee) and meet other women in science, engineering, and technology. Watch out […]

Industry and Academic Mentors: Share your experiences with UBC’s Engineering Mentoring Program!

Applications for Mentors due September 16th, 2011 The Engineering Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and fosters the development of skills that they will need to help them in their engineering career. The Program brings together a professional working in industry as the senior mentor, a senior undergraduate or […]

Interview With Nadya Fouad author of ‘Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering’

‘Ask a vocational psychologist to find out why women are leaving engineering, and the answers may, or may not, surprise you. Nadya Fouad’s recent report, Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering, shines a bright and perhaps glaring light on the realities of why women represent 20% of engineering school graduates, yet only 11% of […]

Save The Date – Free TRIUMF tour for SCWIST Members, September 13, 2011!**

Save the date! Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) members are invited to a free tour of TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, on September 13, 2011 at 4 PM**. Registration information will be provided in late August. If you are not yet a SCWIST member, you can join […]

Women, Power and the Impostor Syndrome

In this article,  Margaret Wente discusses women in power and the common female affliction of self doubt, sometimes known as the impostor syndrome: Read the full article here

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