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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Report from the G7 Civic Society Outreach Event

On April 14, 2016, the Director of Strategic Development, Marcia MacDonald, attended the G7 Civic Society Outreach Event in Ottawa. On behalf of SCWIST, she provided policy recommendations to the federal government. Below is her report from the event. The event was hosted by Peter Boehm, Deputy Minister of International Development, and Diane Jacovella, Associate Deputy Minister of […]

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Message from the President

SCWIST President Fariba Pacheleh’s message in the Annual Report presented at the Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2016. SCWIST has had an amazing year: we have moved from a quietly hardworking organization with lots of events that are consistently sold out though we don’t make a big splash about it to an organization with an impressive reach and increasing […]

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SCWIST Supports The For Women in Science Manifesto

For Women in Science Manifesto The For Women in Science program recently published a manifesto which lists six commitments to help increase the representation of women in science: Encourage girls to explore scientific career paths. Break down the barriers that prevent women scientists from pursuing long-term careers in research. Prioritise women’s access to senior positions […]

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