This workshop is for female Assistant & Associate Professors in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science as they look-ahead to applying for tenure and promotion. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to get advice, support, and information on applying for tenure, promotion or considering a move to leadership in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. A session on Professional Resiliency with Registered Psychologist Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is included as well as ample opportunities to network with colleagues.
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, Dartmouth, Bedford-Banook Room
When: February 19th (evening) – February 20th (full-day) , 2020
Why: Network, learn, and meet with senior faculty to gain insight into academic advancement.
Registration/Cost: $25 per person +HST – REGISTER HERE
Accommodations: A discounted rate of $149.00 is being offered at the Hampton Inn & Suites which will be available to book until midnight on January 20, 2020. To make reservations, you can either click the link below and select the correct dates or call toll free at 1-877-406-7701 and quote group code WIS. http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=YHZDTHX&groupCode=WIS
NOTE: One night accommodation reimbursement is available for participants traveling from outside of HRM. Please contact Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca for more details.
Workshop Agenda (Tentative): Step-Up Agenda
Workshop Flyer for Distribution: Step-Up Flyer
Participant Feedback from the last Step-Up workshop:
“The facilitation was fantastic- creating a safe, non-judgmental environment is not easy and was vital for our discussion. I look forward to seeking out some of these women for future advice”
“Excellent workshop! Great balance of discussion topics, lots of helpful advice”
Step-Up is possible through the generous support of the NSERC Chairs For Women in Science and Engineering Network.
Join us for our one-day Girls Get WISE Science Retreat at Mount Saint Vincent University. The retreat will include two hands-on STEM activities and our ever-popular role model session! This years Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 18th. This event is open to individuals who identify as females and that are in grades 7-10.
Registration will open February 18th at 9:00 AM, Spaces are limited and fill quickly so don’t delay! Register Here!
Registration is $10 per participant.
*WISEatlantic believes in providing opportunities to explore STEM to ALL girls. If cost is a hindrance to attending, please contact our office at 902-457-6294 or WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
The 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) will be held in Winnipeg on May 21 to 23, 2020 at the RBC Convection Centre
CCWESTT works with the mission to expand the attraction, retention, and promotion of women in Science, Engineering , Technology and Trades (SETT). This conference will have keynote speakers, workshops and sessions that focus on the different specialty’s in SETT and all stages in career development. The theme for this conference is Future Forward: Engage. Advance.Inspire.
To learn more about the CCWESTT 2020 Conference Click Here
On Friday March 6th 2020, the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice at Mount Saint Vincent University will being holding the 2020 Girls Conference in celebration of International Women's Day.
The conference is for junior and senior high school girls from across the province, with workshops and presentations for participants to attend. The conference will be held at Mount Saint Vincent University with the theme Courageous, Creative, Confident.
WISEatlantic will be holding the “Game of Life” workshop where participants will have the opportunity to explore the realities of the working world as you get assigned a career and have to create a budget based on your given salary. Have fun choosing a home, car, pets, etc. all while sticking to a budget! Just like in the real world, life events can either add to your life or throw you into the deep end. In this life simulator, you will experience the ups-and-downs of the working world and attempt to come out on top. Do you think you’re ready for the “Game of Life”?
To learn more and register visit: https://www.msvu.ca/en/home/research/chairs/centresandinstitutes/IWGSJ/Events/girls2020/default.aspx
Have you heard the good news?! Halifax is getting it's own chapter of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science (CAGIS)! Starting in September, 2019.
CAGIS is an award-winning club for girls aged 11 to 16 that facilitates interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). CAGIS chapter members meet monthly to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by women and men experts in a variety of STEM fields.
These monthly events often occur at the work places of our STEM experts, giving girls a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves!
If you’d like to learn more, or register, please visit the CAGIS national website at girlsinscience.ca
The first booklet in the Career Spotlight Series – Women in Science, has been completed. The Career Spotlight Series is directed at young girls in Junior and Senior High Schools and will be distributed to various schools and teachers’ conferences in the Atlantic Provinces. The aim of the Career Spotlight Series is to showcase the variety of careers available in the STEM fields. The first booklet features a diverse selection of female scientists from across the Maritime provinces.
WISEatlantic currently provides sponsorship for STEM based team initiatives for youth, such as FIRST LEGO League teams or Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The team must be comprised of 50% or more girls. Download the sponsorship application HERE!
Applications for the 2020/2021 competition year will be available starting May 4, 2020 and will be accepted until September 28, 2020.