Welcome! WISEatlantic supports and connects women working in SETT fields through professional development opportunities, networking events, and more!

Below, we feature upcoming events, online resources, and recent reports. If you are interested in becoming a role model for girls in junior and senior high school, sign-up at the bottom of this page.

Featured Events, Resources and News



February 19, 2020
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Career Exploration, Professional Development, Science, Workshop
65 Cromarty Dr, Dartmouth, NS B3B 0G2

This workshop is for female Assistant & Associate Professors in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science as they look-ahead to applying for tenure and promotion. This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to get advice, support, and information on applying for tenure, promotion or considering a move to leadership in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.  A session on Professional Resiliency with Registered Psychologist Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is included as well as ample opportunities to network with colleagues.

Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, Dartmouth, Bedford-Banook Room
When: February 19th (evening) – February 20th (full-day) , 2020
Why: Network, learn, and meet with senior faculty to gain insight into academic advancement.
Registration/Cost: $25 per person +HST  – REGISTER HERE
Accommodations: A discounted rate of $149.00 is being offered at the Hampton Inn & Suites which will be available to book until midnight on January 20, 2020. To make reservations, you can either click the link below and select the correct dates or call toll free at 1-877-406-7701 and quote group code WIS.

 NOTE: One night accommodation reimbursement is available for participants traveling from outside of HRM. Please contact Sally at for more details.

Workshop Agenda (Tentative): Step-Up Agenda

Workshop Flyer for Distribution: Step-Up Flyer


Participant Feedback from the last Step-Up workshop:

“The facilitation was fantastic- creating a safe, non-judgmental environment is not easy and was vital for our discussion. I look forward to seeking out some of these women for future advice”

“Excellent workshop! Great balance of discussion topics, lots of helpful advice”


Step-Up is possible through the generous support of the NSERC Chairs For Women in Science and Engineering Network.


WinSETT Leadership Series Sponsorship Application
For: Women in SETT

WinSETT Leadership Series Sponsorship Application

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 Click schedule on the right hand side to see a list of the current offerings.

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Faculty Workplace Climate Report - Atlantic Canada
For: Women in SETT

Faculty Workplace Climate Report - Atlantic Canada

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.

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The Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour National Conference Grant

The Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour National Conference Grant

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




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CAGIS - Monthly Science Club for Girls
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CAGIS - Monthly Science Club for Girls

Have you heard the good news?! Halifax is getting it's own chapter of the Canadian Association of Girls in Science (CAGIS)! Starting in September, 2019.

CAGIS is an award-winning club for girls aged 11 to 16 that facilitates interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). CAGIS chapter members meet monthly to explore STEM with fun, hands-on activities led by women and men experts in a variety of STEM fields.

These monthly events often occur at the work places of our STEM experts, giving girls a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves!

If you’d like to learn more, or register, please visit the CAGIS national website at 

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