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 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

Brown Bag: How is Climate Change Affecting our Health?

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

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

Brown Bag: Stress, Strategies, and the Importance of Self-Care

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

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

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