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.
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.
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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.
See what events we have coming up and what we’ve been up to in the latest edition of our newsletter!
“Employee voice, or speaking up with information intended to help one’s group, can improve performance, help teams come up with creative solutions, and avoid issues that might hold them back. But new research finds that speaking up only benefits men, and only when they speak up to offer ideas rather than point out problems. The author found that women were not helped by speaking up, regardless of whether it was about ideas or problems. “
This study provides a contemporary case for exploring the assumed ‘opt out’ phenomenon among early-career female researchers.