Anna Stukas: Driving Progress with Diversity

By Ashley Orzel ( 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

SCWIST’s Volunteer of the Month Awards

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

Empowering women in underserved communities

By Ashley Orzel ( 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

Helping Youth Attain Science Literacy

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

Finding Your Own Strengths: Fariba Pacheleh’s Growth and Advocacy Throughout Her Career

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

Scientist Turned Politician: An Interview with Dr. Amita Kuttner about Science and Policy

By Sonya Langman (SCWIST Digital Content Creator) Dr. Amita Kuttner, a North Vancouver native, has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I had a chance to talk with t… Read More

The Power of Women and Negotiation in the Workplace

Author: Kassandra Burd, SCWIST Content Creator The gender pay gap is an ongoing issue that has affected women not only in Canada, but on a global scale. It would be safe to say that societal system… Read More

Pandemic Recovery Must Prioritize Equity and Inclusion

Author: Christin Wiedemann, Past President, Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)This article was originally published in Innovating Canada and can be viewed here. A growing… Read More

Positive Trends for Women in STEM

By Kassandra Burd Many negative trends have been prominent concerning women in STEM fields, but it is also important to highlight the positive trends that we are witnessing. While it is true that m… Read More