The second booklet in our Career Spotlight Series is now available! Learn all about careers in a variety of Engineering fields from local engineers from across Atlantic Canada.
Want some for your classroom? Email WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
Our summer newsletter is here!
The NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering are pleased to present their 2020 Coast-to-Coast update brochure. It contains information about each of the five Chair programs across Canada, and updates as to what the CWSE Network has been collaborating on.
We’ve put together some helpful tips for faculty on how they can be better allies to the LGBTQ2S+ community.
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!
Recommendations from the NSERC National Network of Charis for Women in Science and Engineering. Supporting EDI during crisis/disruption requires focusing on people; putting people’s diverse needs ahead of the usual institutional processes and rules by first differentiating what is “needed” from what is “wanted”.
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.
We have created fun educational science activities that can be done from home! Each activity provides the relevant scientific background, instructions, concept questions and the opportunity to learn more science.
Post your creations and share with us by tagging @Wiseatlantic and using #GirlsGetWISE.
For at-home STEM activities (weeks 1-5 ) Click Here
For at-home STEM activities (weeks 6-7) Click Here
In the summer of 2018, we surveyed faculty at several Atlantic Canadian universities in Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science departments about their workplace climate. This research survey was conducted in partnership with NSERC CWSE Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst and her team at the University of Manitoba.
The Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour National Conference Grant is administered by the NSERC CWSE Chairs. Applications for funding are accepted three times per year. Applications may be submitted by individual students, professors, professionals outside of academia or organizations during the intake periods. All received applications will be reviewed for consideration.
Intake periods are:
Winter: January 7 1 to January 15
Summer: May 7 to May 15
Fall: September 7 to September 15
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 2021/2022 competition year will be available starting May 4, 2021 and will be accepted until October 15, 2021.
Keep up-to-date with upcoming WISEatlantic events, and read our newest blog post written by a GirlsGetWISE Camper!
Our newsletter has a new format! We now feature interesting blog posts and the newsletter will be released on a bi-monthly basis.
For participants of our November 26 & 27 Stepping Forward Workshop for Female Postdocs in STEM, you can view the full schedule of events by CLICKING HERE
Keep up-to-date on our Fall 2020 virtual events and important sponsorship deadlines.
Make sure to read our Spring/Summer 2020 newsletter for up-to-date information on changes to our events due to Covid-19. We are also planning a few new events so be sure to check it out!
Check out our article that explains the connection between your high-school STEM courses and the research happening on COVID-19. Available Here
Abstract: Science and engineering research excellence can be maximized if the selection of researchers is made
from 100% of the pool of human talent. This requires policies and approaches that encourage broad
sections of society, including women and other underrepresented groups, to participate in research.
Institutional policies, interpersonal interactions, and individuals’ attitudes are drivers of workplace
culture. Here, some new evidence-based and systematic approaches with a focus on culture are
proposed to foster women’s inclusion and success in science and engineering.
Have a read through our Winter 2020 newsletter for upcoming events and registration dates!
Ce rapport, préparé par Andrea Perreault en consultation avec les chaires du CRSNG pour les femmes en sciences et en génie, examine les pourcentages de femmes dans les domaines des STIM dans les différentes régions du Canada. Il examine également la répartition des groupes minoritaires travaillant dans les domaines des STIM au Canada selon le sexe.