Events

Indian Roots, Canadian Blooms

Written By: Dr. Anju Bajaj, SCWIST Manitoba Chapter Lead Someone once said, “We all make choices but, at the end, choices make us.” How true is that? Today I am […]

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Message from SCWIST on Kamloops residential school discovery

Content warning: anti-Indigenous violence and death. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line provides counselling support 24/7 to survivors of residential schools at 1-866-925-4419. On May 28, the Tk’emlúps […]

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Science Fairs, STEM Conferences, and Starting School During COVID-19

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Science Fairs, STEM Conferences, and Starting School During COVID-19 Written by: Maia Poon What is attending or hosting a virtual event during the pandemic like? It will surprise you. That’s […]

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Messages from the Board on Volunteer Appreciation Day 2021

Message from Nasira Aziz, Director of Leadership: I am so delighted to see all of you gather here to celebrate our commitment, dedication, contribution and achievements. Your contribution has had […]

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SCWIST’s STEMinist Treasure Hunt: A Thrilling Success

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The STEMinist Treasure Hunt As part of NSERC Science Odyssey 2021, SCWIST hosted the STEMinist Treasure Hunt, a captivating science-themed event that ran from May 11th to May 14th. Spanning […]

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Athena Pathways advances careers of 250 Women in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

The consortium of post-secondary institutions and companies funded by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster is halfway to its goal of supporting 500 women in technology Vancouver, B.C. – Athena Pathways (athenapathways.org) […]

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President’s Message

From Paloma Corvalan, President Happy new year to you all and happy 40th anniversary to SCWIST! I am in awe of the global collaboration that has resulted in us creating […]

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Brown Bag: How is Climate Change Affecting our Health?

Presentation by Cecilia Sierra-HerediaRecap by Nusayba Sultana SCWIST’s Brown Bag events are an opportunity to ‘lunch and learn’ with professional women from a variety of STEM fields. Visit our events […]

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We maintain support for Dr. Bonnie Henry

Vancouver, BC. (December 27, 2020) – In October, the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) presented a Letter of Support to Dr. Bonnie Henry, recognizing her efforts […]

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Brown Bag: Stress, Strategies, and the Importance of Self-Care

Presented by Ranjit DhariRecap by Ashley van der Pouw Kraan (@ashvdpk on Twitter) SCWIST’s Brown Bag events are an opportunity to ‘lunch and learn’ with professional women from a variety […]

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Anna Stukas: Driving Progress with Diversity

By Ashley Orzel (ashleyorzel.com)Photo Credit: Shannon Halliday Working on a technology that could literally reverse climate change inspires Anna Stukas to come into work every single day. As Vice President […]

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The Matilda Effect and Careers in STEM

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Feminism in STEM Written by Sonya Langman, SCWIST Digital Content Creator (@sonyalangman). Updated April 2023. What does it mean to be a feminist in STEM? At first, feminists stood for women’s […]

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Empowering women in underserved communities

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Empowering Women By Ashley Orzel (ashleyorzel.com) According to UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) data, less than 30% of the world’s STEM researchers are women. “Achieving gender equality and empowering women […]

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Helping Youth Attain Science Literacy

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Helping Youth Attain Science Literacy By Mandy McDougall (SCWIST Digital Content Creator and Youth Engagement Committee Member) Have you ever heard a scientific statement or read a headline claiming science and thought […]

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Finding Your Own Strengths: Fariba Pacheleh’s Growth and Advocacy Throughout Her Career

By Alison Knill (Twitter: @alison_knill) You’re faced with a problem at work: you’re collaborating with a South American team on a project. After the initial in-person meet and greet, communication switches to […]

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Scientist Turned Politician: An Interview with Dr. Amita Kuttner about Science and Policy

By Sonya Langman (SCWIST Digital Content Creator) Dr. Amita Kuttner, a North Vancouver native, has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I had a chance […]

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The Power of Women and Negotiation in the Workplace

Author: Kassandra Burd, SCWIST Content Creator The gender pay gap is an ongoing issue that has affected women not only in Canada, but on a global scale. It would be […]

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Pandemic Recovery Must Prioritize Equity and Inclusion

Author: Christin Wiedemann, Past President, Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) This article was originally published in Innovating Canada and can be viewed here. A growing gender […]

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Girls in Tech Vancouver: Connecting Through Remote Work

By now, the ongoing COVID-19 situation has almost certainly impacted some aspect of your day-to-day life. Whether you are working from home (probably in your pajamas), taking classes online (again, […]

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