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Meet the Team
From our volunteer Board of Directors to our team of passionate and motivated leaders in STEM, we work together to propel our mission and vision forward.
SCWIST’s distinguished past has shaped who we are since 1981 and inspires the future we’re working towards.
SCWIST is an advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion; and supports efforts to promote equality for all, especially within STEM.
SCWIST collaborates with STEM leaders to engage and inspire women and girls with programs, advocacy and support networks across Canada.
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Our community-based programs show women and girls that career options in STEM are infinite.
A supportive community for immigrating women in STEM to share experiences, seek advice, and broaden networks.
Our online platform specializes in skill-sharing and building diverse connections through 360 degree mentoring.
Become a Member
Join a diverse community of dynamic people who love science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Share your talents, passion and commitment - as an integral part of our SCWIST volunteer team.
Partner with Us
Directly impact women and girls in STEM by providing much-needed support for empowering, educational programs.
SCWIST offers several scholarships to women in STEM. To apply for these SCWIST awards, you must apply through the respective institution.
STEM Diversity Champions Toolkit
This toolkit if for you - with resources to create positive change and reach equitable outcomes for all people in STEM.
Gender Diversity Papers & Infographics from Make Possible & WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology).
A Year and a Half of Change for SFU President Joy Johnson
By Alison Knill (Twitter: @alison_knill) In July 2019, I interviewed Joy Johnson about her, then, position as the vice-president, research and international at Simon Fraser Universit… Read More
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. – A… Read More
By Alison Müller In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are celebrating some phenomenal women in the medical science field that have been awarded the… Read More
By Alison Knill (Twitter: @alison_knill) When Annette Bergeron started her undergraduate degree in the metallurgical engineering program at Queen’s University, she was one of two wom… Read More
By Lino Coria (Guest Contributor) Every year of February 11th, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Implemented by UNESCO and UN Women, this day is an opportunity to pr… Read More
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 to keep Ca… Read More
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… Read More
By Sonya Langman (@sonyalangman | SCWIST Digital Content Creator) What does it mean to be a feminist in STEM? At first, feminists stood for women’s right to vote. In Canada, the fight began wit… Read More
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 an… Read More
By Mandy McDougall (SCWIST Digital Content Creator and Youth Engagement Committee Member) Have you ever heard a scientific statement or read a headline making a claim about science and th… Read More