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Measuring Progress: SCWIST’s Diversity Dashboard for STEM Inclusion

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The Diversity Dashboard Recognizing the need for actionable data to drive systemic change, SCWIST’s Policy and Impact Team has introduced an innovative tool: a Diversity Dashboard for science, technology, engineering […]

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SCWIST’s New Project Tackling Gender-Based Violence in STEM Workplaces

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Preventing Gender-Based Violence The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is proud to announce funding support from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) for its new project, […]

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Reaffirming our Dedication to Eradicate Gender-Based Violence

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Eradicating Gender-Based Violence Approximately one in three women around the world have faced the harrowing reality of gender-based violence, a pervasive issue that extends its reach into Canadian workplaces.  The […]

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SCWIST’s Impactful Presence at the 2023 Canadian Science Policy Conference

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SCWIST at CSPC2023 It is projected that upwards of seventy percent of future jobs will require STEM knowledge. As we usher in the digital era, this means that existing inequities […]

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Women and Gender Equality Canada celebrate SCWIST President Dr. Melanie Ratnam

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Celebrating Canadian Women SCWIST is honoured to announce that SCWIST President Dr. Melanie Ratnam has been featured in Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada’s Women’s History Month campaign. What is […]

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Dr. Melanie Ratnam and Dr. Poh Tan at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for CSW67.

United Nations CSW67 reaffirms the importance of STEM in addressing the gender gap

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The Status of Women Written by Dr. Melanie Ratnam, Vice President and Director of Policy and Advocacy at SCWIST New York City, United Nations Headquarters — The 67th session of […]

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Black History Month: Celebrating Black Excellence in STEM

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Black Excellence in STEM There has always been Black excellence and talent in STEM, but progress in diversity and inclusion has been unsteady. Currently, Black people make up only 9 […]

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Reflections on the Past 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

As we celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, join SCWIST as we reflect on the past 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). SCWIST kicked off the […]

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CCWESTT 2022 – Bold Actions to Accelerate Systemic Change

Members of the SCWIST team recently joined over 300 STEM leaders and organizations from across Canada to participate in the CCWESTT 2022 bi-annual conference held in Halifax. SCWIST is an active […]

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Safe STEM Workplaces Literature Review

Written by Amanda Mack. Although the recent #MeToo movement has led to an increase in awareness of gender-based and sexual harassment, it continues to remain a significant issue today in […]

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Achieving 50-30: Five Insights for Advocacy Champions to Help Move the Dial for Women in STEM

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Representation for women in STEM remains low across Canada in spite of the recent increase in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) resources and consulting firms. In an effort to understand how STEM companies can catalyze change, 552 STEM employees responded to SCWIST when asked about their perspectives on EDI and what they feel would increase representation for women in STEM. We asked them about their perspectives on diversity, why their company should be talking about EDI, which challenges should be tackled first and most importantly how these issues should be addressed in the workspace. When analyzing the results of our survey, SCWIST took into account gender, years of experience, roles/positions, and the size of an organization/market. #SCWISTAdvocacy aims to provide valuable insights to Advocacy Champions within STEM companies to help move the dial for women in STEM.

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Bridging the Pay Gap through Policy Action

SCWIST was honoured to host an esteemed panel of speakers who have been championing gender equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout their careers: Olivia Chow (Former Member of Parliament and Executive […]

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