Take a look at what we’ve been up to this summer and find out what we have planned for Fall 2019!
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.
The 2019 Atlantic ConnecTions Conference, which took place at the University of Prince Edward Island in May, was a great opportunity to get together with local people and organizations focused on the recruitment and retention of Women in SETT. The theme of ACT 2019 was ‘Sustaining Women in SETT’ a nod to our host venue, the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI.
Please enjoy reading a summary of the conference proceedings in the report.
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.
We are pleased to offer substantial sponsorship for female students and apprentices in Science, Engineering, Trades, and Technology fields, in the Atlantic Provinces to attend workshops within the WinSETT Leadership Program Series.
The WinSETT Leadership Program is built upon the experiences of Canadian women and is the only Canadian program focused exclusively on women in SETT. The Leadership Program features six full-day workshops run in pairs over several months. For more information on the Leadership Program Workshops, visit http://www.winsett.ca/programs/leadership-program. Click schedule on the right hand side to see a list of the current offerings.
This report, prepared by Andrea Perreault in consultation with the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science & Engineering, takes a look at the percentages of women in STEM fields in the various regions of Canada. It also looks at the distribution of minority groups working in STEM fields in Canada by gender.
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 2019/2020 competition year will be available starting May 1, 2019 and will be accepted until September 27, 2019.
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It’s never too late to start your journey or to renew your interest in STEM. Resources from the #ChooseScience campaign from the Government of Canada.
Check-out our latest newsletter which features all of our upcoming events, deadlines for funding applications, details on the fall Women in Science Speaker tour, and more! We encourage you to share with a friend 🙂
This game helps girls understand the earning potential of STEM Careers.
We’re a (soon-to-be) educational non-profit for girls that encourages the pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through immersive hands-on experiences in science and nature.
Outcomes from Gender Summit 11 North America held in Montreal, November 6-8, 2017.
First journal article by the WISEatlantic Research Team featuring data from our survey of middle school students in the Maritime Provinces.
The WISEatlantic Research Team has released another paper from our survey of grade 7 & 9 students in Atlantic Canada.