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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.
ms infinity | Youth Engagement
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.
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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.
STEM Diversity Champions Toolkit
This toolkit if for you - with resources to create positive change and reach equitable outcomes for all people in STEM.
Gender Diversity Papers & Infographics from Make Possible & WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology).
Indigenous Youth become Marine Biologists in Training
Written by: Ashley van der Pouw Kraan For a week in May, something special happened. Each day after school, 16 girls from nine Indigenous communities across BC and Alberta signed onto their com… Read More
Written by: Maia Poon Attending or hosting a virtual event during the pandemic? It will surprise you. That’s the main thing. It will also be okay, and I think I can say that on the behalf of mos… Read More
SCWIST organized a science themed treasure hunt,” STEMinist treasure hunt” for NSERC Science Odyssey 2021. The live event spanned 4 days from May 11th to May 14th, with a different hands-on science ac… 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
Introducing Zoe Elverum, one of the incredibly talented recipients of the SCWIST Youth Skills Development Scholarship. She will be participating in the Skills Nunavut Territorial and Skills Canada com… Read More
By Alexa Bailey (This article explains a bit about my research and how my girl-to-girl math mentoring program, Girls to the Power of Math, came about.) Alexa Bailey, Girls to the Power of Math… Read More
On January 19, Burnaby Central Secondary School was humming with activity as high school students from across the Lower Mainland flocked together to participate in the annual STEMinar Conference.… Read More
This past spring, SCWIST/ms infinity was proud to offer a Youth Skills Development Scholarship. The scholarship was open to girls (age 16-21) who have participated in a Quantum Leaps conference or ms… Read More
My name is Ellen Tamblyn and I am currently working on a project for the SCWIST ms infinity Youth Leadership Program. ABOUT ME I am 17 years old and I have always been interested in STEM due to the ma… Read More
Written by; Jenny McQueen, director outreach We are continuously inspired by the young women in BC who are starting science clubs and initiating conferences. We want to foster this leadership a… Read More