For the third time since 2014, SCWIST was invited to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women. This time the study was on the Economic Security of Women in Canada. Our Director of Make Possible, Danniele Livengood, addressed the committee via teleconference on May 16, 3017. SCWIST’s address focused on what we can […]
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Serving on the SCWIST Board of Directors is an exciting opportunity to gain leadership experience and express your voice as a woman in STEM while helping SCWIST to promote, encourage and empower women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Board consists of 10 volunteer Directors who are voted in at the AGM […]
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 […]
Written by; Jenny McQueen, director outreach We are continuously inspired by the young women in BC who are starting science clubs and initiating conferences. We want to foster this leadership and have thus launched a new program to send science workshop kits to science clubs and science conferences throughout Canada. Our inaugural workshop kit […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jane Jomy and Twinkle Mehta are Grade 12 students with big dreams: Ms. Jomy wants to be a scientific researcher and Ms. Mehta an engineer. As co-presidents of their school’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) club, the two have researched their prospective careers and know what to expect. Unfortunately, one factor they can expect […]
Please read the following written up, a brief summary of ms infinity’s participation in Science Expo, written by Jenny, SCWIST ms infinity director: ms infinity spent Saturday, November 5th at the Catalyst – Science Expo conference held in the pharmaceutical building at UBC. SCWIST helped financially support the conference as well as ran three successful […]
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