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

World Oceans Day: Access to Information and Sustainable Development

June 8th marks World Oceans Day, a date recognized by the United Nations to spread awareness about our oceans, and the incredible amount of resources they provide us, from oxygen and water to food and… Read More

SCWIST Digital Literacy Scholarships Build Confidence, Skills & Career Opportunities in TECH

As part of the SCALE project to build capacity, SCWIST partnered with Lighthouse Labs to offer a series of digital literacy scholarships for training in web development, data analytics and front-end d… Read More

SCWIST-Sponsored McMaster SynBio Team Awarded Silver Medal at International Synthetic Biology Competition

After many months of Zoom meetings, planning, and researching, McMaster SynBio was awarded a silver medal at the 2021 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) virtual Giant Jamboree.… Read More

Revolutionizing Medicine: An Interview with Hilda Au of Acuitas Therapeutics on creating a crucial component of the COVID-19 vaccine

We recently sat down with Hilda Au, Ph.D., a Research Scientist at Acuitas Therapeutics to discuss her experiences as a woman of colour in STEM and her groundbreaking work at the company that provided… Read More

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 here to share my journey so far. I w… Read More

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

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. – A… Read More

Nobelles of Medicine – Celebrating Exceptional Women Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology

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

Annette Bergeron: Leading by example in her advocacy for equity and inclusion

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