Our newsletter has a new format! We now feature interesting blog posts and the newsletter will be released on a bi-monthly basis.
Keep up-to-date on our Fall 2020 virtual events and important sponsorship deadlines.
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.
Check out our article that explains the connection between your high-school STEM courses and the research happening on COVID-19. Available Here
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
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.
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.
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 2020/2021 competition year will be available starting May 4, 2020 and will be accepted until September 28, 2020.
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
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!
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.
‘Women In STEM’ is a resource that focuses on the elimination of gender basis, and promote/improve women’s inclusion, participation, leadership and recognition in STEM. This website has great teaching resources on the importance of women in STEM (Science, Technology , Engineering and Math).
Take a look at what we’ve been up to this summer and find out what we have planned for Fall 2019!
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.
Keep up-to-date on what we’ve been up to and events you don’t want to miss!