Author: Ashley

Careers in Science Communication

As using digital media to communicate both science and misinformation becomes normalized, it has become crucially important to discuss how we are sharing public information regarding health, education… Read More

Raising the Bar: An Interview with Helen Sheridan of STEMCELL Technologies

Founded in 1993 by Dr. Allen Eaves, STEMCELL Technologies has quickly grown to become Canada’s largest biotechnology company. It now has more than 2,000 employees, of which over 1,500 work in Canada.&… Read More

Celebrating National STEM/STEAM Day every day

Written by Camila Castaneda, Marketing Coordinator Through a variety of youth-focused programs, SCWIST encourages girls from kindergarten to grade 12 to explore careers in STEM (science, technology… Read More

SCWIST-Manitoba Lead Dr. Anju Bajaj is the recipient of two prestigious awards

Bajaj was first introduced to SCWIST when her class received a Youth Scholarship award to assist with the production of the Bison Regional Science Fair, which she founded.  She quickly became… Read More

SCWIST members Anja Lanz and Damineh Akhavan among winners of the 2022 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Awards

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Awards (EGBC) recognize the exemplary and outstanding professional, technical and volunteer contributions of BC’s engineers and geoscientists. SCWIST would like t… Read More

SCWIST scholarship winner takes her freshwater research overseas

Written by: Ashley van der Pouw Kraan, Events and Communication Lead When Annabelle Rayson began investigating ways to treat and prevent harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie, she didn’t expect he… Read More

Meet the Honey Bee Scientist: Dr. Alison McAfee

Written by: Ashley van der Pouw Kraan, Events and Communication Lead What’s Buzzing Since the arrival of gene mapping, scientists have amended the classification of bee species several times… Read More

Meet SCWIST’s Board of Directors!

SCWIST is happy to announce its new board of directors! They will continue the organization’s mission to create an environment where women and girls in Canada can pursue their interest, education, pas… Read More

Pride Month 2022: Here’s to More Pride in Science!

We recently sat down with Ronel Alberts, SCWIST’s former Director of Women’s Programs, for a chat about queer representation, women in STEM and how small actions can have a big impact. Thi… Read More

Equal Futures 2022 – Gender Equality Summit

Several members of the SCWIST leadership team were inspired by the opportunity to participate in Equal Futures 2022 along with over 220 attendees from gender equality organizations across Canada. SCWI… Read More