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Embracing Opportunities: A Career Reflection with Eve Cline, CXO at Enavate

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Embracing Opportunities In the dynamic world of technology, career paths often wind through unexpected terrain, leading individuals to unforeseen destinations. Eve Cline, Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at Enavate, shares her […]

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Pi Day: Celebrating Women in Math

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Trailblazing women in math Every year on March 14th (3/14), people around the world gather in person and online to celebrate Pi Day. What is pi? It is the answer […]

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Celebrating National STEM/STEAM Day every day

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Written by Camila Castaneda, Marketing Coordinator Through a variety of youth-focused programs, SCWIST encourages girls from kindergarten to grade 12 to explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). […]

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World Oceans Day: Access to Information and Sustainable Development

June 8th marks World Oceans Day, a date recognized by the United Nations to spread awareness about our oceans, and the incredible amount of resources they provide us, from oxygen […]

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SCWIST Digital Literacy Scholarships Build Confidence, Skills & Career Opportunities in TECH

As part of the SCALE project to build capacity, SCWIST partnered with Lighthouse Labs to offer a series of digital literacy scholarships for training in web development, data analytics and […]

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SCWIST-Sponsored McMaster SynBio Team Awarded Silver Medal at International Synthetic Biology Competition

After many months of Zoom meetings, planning, and researching, McMaster SynBio was awarded a silver medal at the 2021 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) virtual Giant Jamboree. As the world’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 University. We talked about the challenges, what she […]

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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. – Athena Pathways (athenapathways.org) […]

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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 Nobel […]

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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 women. By the end of her degree, there […]

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Making sure my daughters love STEM

By Lino Coria (Guest Contributor) We all have read all these articles with stats on how women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). You have probably […]

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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 […]

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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 President […]

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The Matilda Effect and Careers in STEM

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Feminism in STEM Written by Sonya Langman, SCWIST Digital Content Creator (@sonyalangman). Updated April 2023. What does it mean to be a feminist in STEM? At first, feminists stood for women’s […]

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Empowering women in underserved communities

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Empowering Women 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 […]

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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 thought to yourself, […]

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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, communication switches to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 gender […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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