Articles

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

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

Girls in Tech Vancouver: Connecting Through Remote Work

By now, the ongoing COVID-19 situation has almost certainly impacted some aspect of your day-to-day life. Whether you are working from home (probably in your pajamas), taking classes online (again, pr… Read More

Sea Smart: Inspiring Girls to Learn About the Ocean

For the young girl* in your life interested in the ocean, there’s only one week left of Sea Smart’s Girls Only Marine Biologist in Training (MBIT) online camp. *Marine Biologist in Tra… Read More

Black Women and the Necessity of Role Models in STEM

By Kassandra Burd It is not enough to say that we aren’t seeing enough women in STEM. When we dig a little deeper, we’re not only witnessing gender-based discrimination, but also race-based discrim… Read More

Advancing Women in STEM: United Nations NGO Commission on Status of Women

By Anja Lanz and Cheryl Kristiansen Honourary SCWIST member, Anja Lanz, a design engineer with a degree in Engineering Physics from UBC, has been actively involved in advancing women in STEM throug… Read More

Women as Builders: The Need for More Women in Architecture

By Kassandra Burd When we think of a builder or an architect, it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us envision a strong, rugged man pounding away at nails with a hammer on a rooftop. Or perha… Read More

The Necessity of Women in Climate Change & Environmentalism

by Kassandra Burd, M.Sc. Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Kent Thankfully, there are many women who are making their way to the forefront as climate change activists. Specifically, nume… Read More

Are Women “Made” To Create Robots?

by Kassandra Burd, M.Sc. Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Kent With remarkable advancements in technology and robotics in past decades, there is no doubt that technology is the future. Whet… Read More

Quantum Leaps: How STEM and Feminism are Catalysts for the Future

Maia Poon, Chair, 2020 Quantum Leaps Burnaby STEM Conference for Girls Hello, SCWIST! My name is Maia Poon. I am the Chair of the 2020 Quantum Leaps Burnaby STEM Conference for Girls, and I previou… Read More