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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.
Explore exciting opportunities here. Recruit and advance diverse talent in STEM with our SCWIST Job Board.
Gender Diversity Papers & Infographics from Make Possible & WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology).
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
SCWIST’s aim is to highlight the contributions of our volunteers and to thank them for their time and commitment. Each month, we select a Volunteer of the Month from among volunteers whose perfo… Read More
Presentation by Cecilia Sierra-HerediaRecap by Nusayba Sultana SCWIST’s Brown Bag events are an opportunity to ‘lunch and learn’ with professional women from a variety of STEM fields. Visit our eve… 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
Presented by Ranjit DhariRecap by Ashley van der Pouw Kraan (@ashvdpk on Twitter) SCWIST’s Brown Bag events are an opportunity to ‘lunch and learn’ with professional women from a variety of STEM fi… 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
By Alison Knill (Twitter: @alison_knill) You’re faced with a problem at work: you’re collaborating with a South American team on a project. After the initial in-person meet and greet, com… Read More