Youth Engagement

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ms infinity (math and science = infinite possibilities) programs introduce girls to exciting career options and positive female role models in science and technology. Together, we bust the myths about scientists and their careers… you don’t need to wear a lab coat to be a scientist!

We offer a variety of workshops, mentoring programs and scholarships to help inspire students towards science careers. Please check out the full details below.

eMentoring (Grades 10–12)

Need some science study or career advice that’s tailored to you? We can help! Sign up to our eMentoring program and we’ll put you in touch with a professional woman who is closely matched to your own interests or understands your situation. You’ll discuss careers, work life balance, finances and more over email for eight weeks. The time commitment is approximately an hour a week. You’ll discover the rewards of careers in math, science and technology and get helpful advice from a professional.

This program runs twice a year, in the Spring and Fall.

Learn more about eMentoring.

Workshops (Grades 1–12)

Forget equations written on a whiteboard, how would you like to see how real hands-on science is done? Get involved with anything from creating controlled explosions, building bridges or solving murder mysteries. The type of activity you do depends on your what your presenters are experts in – they could be anyone from a neuroscientist to a mechanical engineer!

Get in touch with our ms infinity Program Coordinator and we’ll work on creating a workshop that’s right for you.

Quantum Leaps Conferences (Grades 10–12)

Quantum Leap conferences can really show you how exciting a career in science can be! These conferences are organized and run by youth to ensure they are focused on issues that matter most to young women. Expect fun, hands-on workshops and motivating keynote speeches from women working in science and technology. Quantum Leaps conferences are for girls in grades 10 to 12. SCWIST provides resources to help organizers plan and carry out the conferences, from offering funds to assisting in finding speakers.

If interested please complete this application form

Quantum Leaps attendees are eligible for a $500 Youth Skills Development Scholarship. Please see below.


Youth Leadership Award

Fascinated by science? Want a chance to excite others about science? Within this program, you will create a project of your own to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are looking for innovative projects that make use of a variety of skills such as writing, fine arts, dance, and theatre. Think youtube videos about science or card games that explore different science careers. Upon completion of this project, the successful candidate will receive a $2,000 honorarium.

Please check back soon for application deadlines. 

Youth Skills Development Scholarship

In celebration of Canada’s 150 birthday, the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology announces a new Youth Skills Development Scholarship. The goal is to foster another 150 years of innovation and excellence in Canada. The scholarship is open to girls (age 16-19) who have participated in Quantum Leaps conferences or eMentoring and is awarded to cover costs of professional development. The scholarship can be used to cover costs of attending Science Fair or participating in science-related camps or courses. This $500 scholarship must be put towards the cost of professional development of equal or greater value, this includes associated costs or attendance.

Please check back soon for application deadlines. 

Northern BC Youth Engagement Program

With the help of some fantastic funding agencies, we are reaching more girls in rural communities and northern areas of British Columbia. We want to learn more about how we can help inspire and support girls in these communities in the areas of science and technology.

If you would like to work with us, please contact Lynn Westcott, our Northern BC Program Coordinator.

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These programs would not be possible without the support of our members as well as our funders.