Susan Lee Lindquist (1949–2016): Biologist who found unexpected power in protein folding.

Susan Lee Lindquist revealed the profound ramifications of a process that most scientists had overlooked: protein folding. Through elegant experiments in yeast, plants, flies and human cells, Lindquis… Read More

Report from the G7 Civic Society Outreach Event

On April 14, 2016, the Director of Strategic Development, Marcia MacDonald, attended the G7 Civic Society Outreach Event in Ottawa. On behalf of SCWIST, she provided policy recommendations to the fede… Read More

Message from the President

SCWIST President Fariba Pacheleh’s message in the Annual Report presented at the Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2016. SCWIST has had an amazing year: we have moved from a quietly hardworking… Read More

Open letter to the G7 Sherpas

On April 14th, SCWIST was invited by the Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Development and G7 Sherpa, to participate in a meeting at Global Affairs Canada to provide input on the upcoming G7… Read More

SCWIST Supports The For Women in Science Manifesto

For Women in Science Manifesto The For Women in Science program recently published a manifesto which lists six commitments to help increase the representation of women in science: Encourage girls to… Read More

Call for Applications to the SCWIST Board of Directors

Deadline for applications extended to April 8th, 2016 Serving on the SCWIST Board of Directors is an exciting opportunity to gain leadership experience and express your voice as a woman in STEM while… Read More

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who attended the New Year – New Beginnings party on January 26, 2016, and helped make the event a great success! This year we welcomed 60 SCWIST members and friends who took p… Read More

SCWIST Special: Interview with Kimberly Voll

Kimberly Voll is a game developer, researcher and artist, and a strong and active voice in the Vancouver tech community. Among many other activities, Kimberly has spearheaded the Vancouver Global Game… Read More

SCWIST Twitter Contest

Win tickets to the Vancouver Home + Design Show, October 22-25, 2015! SCWIST wants to know why you think diversity is important in STEM Capture your slogan promoting diversity in STEM in a tweet, incl… Read More

New Partnership with Digital Nova Scotia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Making IT Possible with Mentorship and Metrics for Women in Tech Digital Nova Scotia and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology Establish New Partnership   … Read More