Month: November 2012

The XX Factor: Women in Science

‘Science careers start with young girls.’ That’s the title of the Globe and Mail article by Caroline Alphonso, published Nov. 22 2012, which looks at strategies being used to attrac… Read More

November 2012: The era of visual arts in science and technology

There is no doubt that visual arts play a crucial role in technology. Computers, smart phones, tablets, etc. keep on improving the quality of their screens for better graphics to enhance visual experi… Read More

SCWIST BrownBag Lunch Meeting: Building Your Academic Profile using New Media and Online Tools

Hello UBC BrownBag Lunchers! Following on from last month’s fascinating insight into communication in the scientific realm, this workshop from the UBC Library focusses specifically on sharpening your… Read More

SCWIST Membership Focus Groups: We want to hear from you!

The Board of Directors is gathering information from the SCWIST membership to inform SCWIST’s programming and future directions. All members are welcome, including students, professionals, founders an… Read More

Why it might be true that you can’t become a mother and be a professor in STEM

Guest Blog by Dr. Anne Steino Since moving to Vancouver in 2009 I have heard numerous people (women) explaining their choice to not have kids, as based on their career aspirations in science: “I just… Read More

Event Recap – BrownBag Discussion “Science Communication”

This Hallowe’en Brown Bag presented the topic of Communicating Science for discussion among the 6 panel members and 26 attendees. Sarah S. Chow, Science Communicator and PhD Candidate in Cardiovascula… Read More

Shabnam Rostabirad – Initiative and Leadership

Immigrating Women in Science (IWIS) is one of most popular and successful programs at SCWIST.  Much of the success is attributed to the commitment, dedication and passion of the volunteers who take in… Read More

Discovering Vancouver’s native trees (and the animals who live in them)

NATURALIST-LED WALK IN STANLEY PARK: LEARN YOUR TREES – THE NATIVES and THE ALIENS—a Story of a Forest. Learn about native trees in British Columbia on this lively walk through the forest in Sta… Read More