Articles

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

Making sure my daughters love STEM

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

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 to keep Ca… Read More

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… Read More

The Matilda Effect and Careers in STEM

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