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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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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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Girls Conference 2020

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

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CAGIS - Monthly Science Club for Girls

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 

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Winter 2020 Newsletter
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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
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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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