SCWIST Receives Status of Women Funding for 3-year Project to Make DIVERSITY Possible!

SCWIST is proud to announce the receipt of funding from Status of Women Canada (SWC) for a 3-year project to advance gender diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).   The new project builds on the successful Women in Technology Project, also funded by SWC, that created MakePossible, SCWIST’s on-line platform that focuses on 360⁰ mentoring, skill […]

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Natalia Stakhanova and girls in Computer Science

Natalia Stakhanova is an Assistant Professor and the New Brunswick Innovation Research Chair in Cyber Security at the University of New Brunswick. Her work revolves around building secure systems and includes intrusion detection, malicious software, and security evaluation and assessment. Natalia is the recipient of the UNB Merit Award, the McCain Young Scholar Award and the […]

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SCWIST Final Report for WWEST eng-­cite Project Emerging STEM Talent Toolkit -­ December 14, 2016

eng-cite is the working name of the Goldcorp Professorship for Women in Engineering at UBC with the funding partnership of WWEST. The Professorship – established in 2014 – is a vital aspect of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science’s efforts to promote the engineering field to young women, to meet its goal to increase female […]

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Susan Lee Lindquist (1949–2016): Biologist who found unexpected power in protein folding.

Susan Lee Lindquist revealed the profound ramifications of a process that most scientists had overlooked: protein folding. Through elegant experiments in yeast, plants, flies and human cells, Lindquist demonstrated how this process by which proteins adopt their proper shapes fuels evolution. It can buffer the effects of genetic variation, allow new traits to emerge and […]

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