Read our Fall 2017 newsletter for info on upcoming events, featured news items and more!
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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!
On May 3-4 2017, the 2017 Atlantic ConnecTions (ACT) Conference brought together over 100 women in SETT from Atlantic Canada to share their experiences of studying and working in male-dominated fields, to network with others, and to develop action items with the goal of advancing women in STEM. Read the full report, or visit atlanticconnections.ca to learn more!
The NSERC CWSE National Network 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: February 1 to February 15
Summer: May 1 to May 15
Fall: September 1 to September 15
The National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity has a wonderful collection of resources for faculty, including workshops, webinars, and a wonderful Monday Motivator, weekly article to ensure you start your week right!
A selection committee guide to reducing gender bias in the review process, with practical guidelines.
Canadian Science Publishing features a blog series by Jenny Kliever about women in physics who have inspired others and contributed to the field in unique and impressive ways.
Read the executive report of the WISEatlantic research study, “Youth Perspectives on STEM Education, Career Choices, and Influencers in Atlantic Canada” released in 2016. The goals of this study, which focused on junior high school students, was to understand how engaged they were in math and science, their future intention for study, and the likelihood that they would consider a STEM career down the road. Research also addressed students’ knowledge of how relevant science and math were across various types of careers. Gender and grade differences, and influencers on science and math study, were also examined. If you would like a specific province report, please email us.
Phase One of the research study is available to read here.
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!
Women’s increased participation and advancement in the workforce bring significant economic benefits to organizations and to Canada. This compelling business case is articulated by industry and institutional leaders across all sectors and is supported by recent research findings.
From the peer-review process to our very concept of what it means to be brilliant, studies show that women face subtle biases and structural barriers to success in the geosciences. Read this article to find out more about the gender gap facing geoscientists.
Techsploration provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore SETT occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. This initiative allows girls to connect with women from a variety of SETT occupations, and highlights the significance of high school math and science for their future careers. Visit their webpage to learn more, and find out how your school can become involved!