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WISEatlantic aims to shift gendered STEM stereotypes. We empower girls to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based careers by raising their awareness of the diversity of jobs within these fields, and enabling them to visualize themselves working in these fields. WISEatlantic also supports early career women in STEM through professional development and networking opportunities.

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COVID-19 Programming Update

***Important Notice about WISEatlantic’s response to the evolving situation with COVID-19.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and following federal and provincial directives, we will be postponing our Halifax 2020 Girls Get WISE Science Retreat. We are currently working to secure an alternate date which we hope to announce by early May. However, as this is a rapidly evolving situation, this could change so we encourage you to monitor our website and our social media channels for further updates.

We will also provide an update as soon as possible regarding the 2020 Pictou Girls Get WISE Science Retreat currently scheduled for May 9th at the NSCC Pictou Location. As of right now, NSCC locations are cancelling all events until April 30th and will reassess at that time.

We thank you for your patience during these unsettling times.

The WISEatlantic Team.

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International Women's Day 2020

Our Pioneers in Skirts movie screening on March 4 was a great way to kick-off celebrations for International Women's Day 2020.

WISEatlantic was pleased to partner with Women in Aerospace Canada Atlantic (WIA) for an International Women’s Day celebration.  The event showcased “Pioneers in Skirts”, a 60-minute documentary on achieving gender equity in the workplace and world. The event had a great turn-out with over 80 people in attendance ranging from youth to adults.

Following the film, WISEatlantic Chair Dr. Franz-Odendaal and WIA Atlantic VP Eva Martinez, led a discussion on impactful moments from the film and how employers can change the work climate to support gender equity.

We would like to thank our Sponsors CAE and Ultra for helping us make this event a success. 

If you would like to view this documentary and engage your family in a discussion on gender equity in the workplace, visit pioneersinskirts.com/pioneer-at-home/

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CCWESTT 2020 Conference

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

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Winter 2020 Newsletter
For: Teachers/Parents For: Women in SETT

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Have a read through our Winter 2020 newsletter for upcoming events and registration dates!

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Career Spotlight Series - Women in Science Booklet
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Career Spotlight Series - Women in Science Booklet

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.

 

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Team Sponsorship
For: Teachers/Parents

Team Sponsorship

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.

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