This FREE event will give participants the chance to explore the critters that can be found in samples of pond water, as well as learn about environmental impacts on our water systems. Using hand-held microscopes made out of paper, participants will prepare slides and study water samples. They will also test the pH of various water samples.
Girls (and individuals who identify as girls) in grades 7-9 are welcome to register and participate. Only 20 spots available so be sure to register early!
This event will take place outside on the campus grounds of Mount Saint Vincent University so please dress appropriately.
This event is part of NSERC’s Science Odyssey Week
Join us for our 2022 Spring Science Retreat!
Our annual Girls Get WISE Science Retreat will be in person this year! It will be a day filled with engaging and hands-on STEM sessions, learning about various STEM careers from local role models, and some great prizes!
This in-person event is for girls and under-represented genders (girls+) in grades 7-10.
Cost to attend is $10 per participant* and includes lunch. Spaces are limited so be sure to register early. Spots are limited so early registration is preferred. Registration opens April 18th and ends June 2nd, no exceptions.
Please note: The health and safety of our participants is our top priority. While we appreciate that the Nova Scotia Public Health restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted, we feel it is important to require participants of this event to wear a mask at all times, except for eating or drinking. The WISEatlantic team thanks you in advance for your cooperation.
*WISEatlantic believes in providing equal opportunities for all, if you are unable to pay the registration fee, please reach out to Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
We’re excited to announce that the NSERC National Network of NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering has officially launched a website!
If you’re looking for more information on the Network or any of the individual Chair programs, this is the place to go. You’ll also find resources created by the Network or Chair programs, upcoming events, important announcements and more!
You can visit the new site at: https://stem-inclusion-stim.ca/
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal from Mount Saint Vincent University, the Canadian Black Scientists Network, and Canada Research Chair Dr. Jennifer Adams, are studying the experiences of Black university students and postdocs in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine/Health Sciences) in Canada.
The survey takes 20-40 minutes to complete, and eligible participants will be entered into a draw for a $25 Amazon gift card (1 drawn for every 50 respondents). Want to participate? You can fill out the survey here: https://questionnaire.simplesurvey.com/f/l/CBSNsurvey
This study has been reviewed and approved by the Mount Saint Vincent Research Ethics Board (REB 2021-013)
Over the past couple months we have been highlighting STEM organizations right here in Atlantic Canada. It was important to us to highlight organizations that strive for STEM inclusion for equity deserving groups. Here is a reference document with all all of the organizations we have featured and their contact information!
This document features 10 tips on enhancing EDI within university administration. It was developed by the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering -Prairie Region.