Join us for our 2021 Spring Retreat!
This year our annual Girls Get WISE Science Retreat will be virtual, but that doesn’t mean the fun will end! Activities will include STEM trivia, virtual escape room, role model session, and a Crime Scene Analysis (CSI) activity!
The 2021 Science Retreat is open to those who identify as girls in Atlantic Canada in grades 7-10. Early registration is preferred as STEM materials for activities will be mailed in advance. Registration opens February 22nd will end on March 26th, no exceptions.
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
This 45-minute virtual event will explore concepts of light and the electromagnetic spectrum as students learn how scientists add colour to monochromatic images of celestial objects taken with powerful telescopes. Led by Tiffany Fields, Educational Assistant with WISEatlantic, students will learn more about the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, and will get to try their hand at creating some colourful celestial objects of their own using online software!
This event is open to classes of grade 8 & 9 students and their teachers in Atlantic Canada. Teachers who register their class will be send the Zoom participation link the day of the event. For the hands-on component of the session where students can try creating their own images, they will require a computer (Chromebooks work great!) and internet access.
Register your class today by emailing WISEatlantic@msvu.ca.
This event takes place during Science Odyssey Week, find out more about this week and other events taking place at http://www.sciod.ca/
WISEatlantic has always been a dedicated force in encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers. Over the years, we have engaged with youth through one day retreats, week-long camp experiences, role model workshops, and more. Providing women and girls with opportunities to explore what STEM has to offer is something we’re passionate about, but we’re not the only ones. Read more about our new STEM Spotlight Series...
Our STEM Spotlight Series aims to highlight organizations in Atlantic Canada that promote inclusion in STEM; this can extend to any groups that are currently underrepresented in science careers. We want to bring attention to the initiatives fighting for inclusion of women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, and/or other equity-deserving groups. If you know, or are a part of, an organization striving to increase representation for marginalized groups in STEM, we encourage you to reach out to us at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca for more details on how to get your initiative featured.
STEM Spotlight posts will be featured on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and a booklet of all featured organizations will be produced and featured on our website for download.
WISEatlantic is excited to announce...
That along with Women in Aerospace Canada – Atlantic, we will be hosting the CCWESTT 2022 Conference in Halifax! So make sure to save the date, May 12-14, 2022. The conference will take place at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
Let’s reach for the stars and create impact, together!
Did you hear?! We are having our first BIG contest for girls!
Until January 15, youth who identify as female between the ages of 14-16 can submit their application for our Living WISEly App Idea Design Contest. Living WISEly is an opportunity for teenage girls to apply their creativity to one of the most heavily discussed topics in today’s classrooms: Sustainability. Sustainability refers to meeting your own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. There are four types of sustainability: human, social, economic, and environmental.
We encourage participants to develop their own interpretations of sustainability and define it in any way they want. At this point in time where the need to create habits that support the well-being of our planet and beyond is so vital, we want to challenge you to come up with a design for your own App that either promotes or is related to the above definition of Sustainability in some way.
We have some fabulous prizes to give away, first place is $500 technology gift card!, so be sure to head to wiseatlantic.ca/living-wisely/ for full contest rules and eligibility.
This handy brochure developed by the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering – Quebec Region provides helpful advice and guidance for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in research.
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.