October 2013 Newsletter

Scwist October 2013 Newsletter

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

Promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science and technology

IN THIS ISSUE

October 2013

Message From the President

THE POWER OF NETWORKING

Hello SCWIST!

Fall has arrived, meaning our schedules are now packed with everything from work, new projects, school, and events.

Summer was spent outside, relaxing with friends or enjoying a book on the beach. But fall is where life kicks into high gear, and for me, this season is all about networking! … read more

From the Blog

October News Releases!

HARPER GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS PROJECT AIMED AT ADVANCING WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN DIGITAL ECONOMY

On October 7, the Government of Canada announced funding SCWIST for a new project to help women succeed in Canada’s technology Sector.

Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, and Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, announced funding for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology in support of a new project to help women succeed in Canada’s technology sector.… read more

VOLUNTEER with MS Infinity & Make a Difference

Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity where you can pass on your passion for science to the next generation of women?

ms infinity is currently accepting applications for new volunteers

We have an immediate need for eMentors and Role Models. eMentors volunteer for 8-9 weeks twice a year, for about an hour/week – all over email … read more

Did You Know?

Did you know that October is Women’s History Month in Canada?
Profiles of Women Pioneers – Elsie MacGill was Canada’s first woman graduate in electrical engineering and she became the world’s first woman aircraft designer. Learn about Women Pioneers and about Women’s history month here.

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SCWIST Events

SCWIST Brown Bag Series

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.

For upcoming meetings in this series please check the SCWIST events calendar.

Tour of Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre


A Pro-D-day activity, for you and your budding scientist.

Register for the Event

Find out more information here