by Julie Wong Being on the board of a women’s professional group and often also referred to as a “feminist” group, a loaded term that conjures negative associations. Although I fully support the endeavors to empower women and girls, I’ve also often felt the need to defend myself of the relevance of my stand on […]
Hello SCWIST and Friends… Out with the old and in with…. the even older! Hello – I’m Maria Gyongyossy-Issa; SCWIST’s current president – and if it feels like ‘déjà vu’ for you – it is because you’re absolutely right: I was “the Pres” back in 1996: hmmmm – when most of you were in elementary […]
Are you looking for your first opportunity in the Canadian industry? If you are a current or potential graduate student or post-doctoral fellow, please join this IWIS event with MITACS. In 2010-2011, Mitacs partnered with 650+ companies and 54+ universities across Canada, supported 1290+ research internships, and offered 143 workshops involving 2800+ participants! DATE: Tuesday, […]
Anna Stukas, Past President of SCWIST was invited to give the keynote speech at the Minerva Foundation WomenIn™ Education Awards Lunch at the end of September and was subsequently asked to write an opinion piece on women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for the Vancouver Sun. Click here to read the full article. Congratulations Anna!
The BrownBag 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. Topic: Science Communication These days it’s not enough simply to ‘do’ science, by generating […]
DNA is the abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid that is arranged into chromatins, in which the DNA is structurally compacted by proteins. DNA carries genetic information of all known living organisms including humans. The flow of genetic information is that DNA is transcribed into RNA (transcription) driven by transcription factors and then translated into proteins (translation), […]
Title:The Art of Negotiation Ready to clinch the deal? How to dissect your contract of offer? How to research on fair compensation? Do you know the inside rules of counter-offering? What do HR/employers think? Carrie Gallant is a former practising lawyer, an executive coach, speaker and mediator, who specialises in helping her clients uncover […]
By Jane O’Hara Creating your own online presence can have many benefits: first of all, it has evolved into a modern resume or CV, where all your educational and employment information can be viewed. It is useful to have a positive professional presence that is easily accessible at the click of a mouse, providing consistent […]