Join us November 16, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a free one-day event for Aboriginal youth (both boys and girls!) in grades 7-12. Participants will explore science through fun hands-on activities, and discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by meeting and chatting with professionals working in STEM fields. Lunch will be provided.
Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/lZYLFoqJWGszjwEe2 or contact Sally at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
From November 6 to 8, 2017, advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields are invited to participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. The summit will engage individuals and communities in transformative actions on gender equity, pluralism, ethnicity, and inclusion in science and STEM, social science and health research. Those present will have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of “Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values in a Global Context.” Learn more by visiting their website.
WISEatlantic will be presenting a poster on our Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camps.
WISEatlantic and the Community SciMath Program at Mount Saint Vincent University hosted the first STEMaware event at the Mount on October 18th. This event brought together High School girls in grades 9-12 with current Mount BSc students who had the opportunity to chat informally with Mount BSc Alumnae.
Prior to the students meeting Alumnae, Career Services at the Mount held a session for both High School students and Mount students that discussed STEM careers, the importance of networking, and preparing students with questions they could ask the alumnae. Alumnae shared their current careers with students and how a degree in Science benefited their career paths. Thanks to everyone who came out for a great event, especially all our Mount Alumnae!
Click here for more info on the Community SciMath Program!
The new Girls Get WISE Science Camp for girls 15 & 16 years old, which took place August 28-31, 2017, was pleased to welcome the Federal Science Minister, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan.
On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 the Honourable Kirsty Duncan stopped by the Girls Get WISE Science Camp to share with the girls her experience working as a science researcher. Minister Duncan also spoke with each of the participants and encouraged them to continue their math and science studies. We are thankful to the Minister and her team for the visit! To read more about the Ministers visit click here.
Girls in this camp also had the opportunity to learn about research in areas such as Organic Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Mathematics, from local female researchers who came to share their research with the girls. Of course, participants also participated in fun and challenging hands-on science experiments and activities throughout the week.
From November 6 to 8, 2017, advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. Those present will have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values in a Global Context."
The summit will engage individuals and communities in transformative actions on gender equity, pluralism, ethnicity, and inclusion in science and STEM, social science and health research. This is the first time a Canadian city will be hosting the Summit.
Learn more by visiting their website.
Encourage your students to dream big by displaying our free posters! All students can benefit from our poster series which features women in STEM based careers. Each poster describes common traits for each career, and the first steps to considering the career paths.
If you would like a free printed class set of the series mailed to you, contact us!
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!