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Creativity Unveiled: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Science

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Art and Science Although art and science are often thought of as distinct entities, a closer look reveals a profound and interconnected relationship between them. Just as artists delve into […]

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Reflecting on a Year of Impact: SCWIST’s 2023 Journey

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Reflecting on 2023 As we bid farewell to 2023, we are thrilled to present a compilation of the successes and milestones achieved throughout the past twelve months. Ranging from groundbreaking […]

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How Mentorship Impacts Women in STEM

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Mentorship for Women in STEM Mentorship plays a pivotal role in most professional careers and holds a special significance for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). There has […]

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From Vision to Impact: STEM Streams Pilot Year

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STEM Streams Pilot Year We are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of STEM Streams’ pilot year! STEM Streams by SCWIST is our innovative educational program designed to empower women […]

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Creating Community with MakePossible

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You’re Invited to MakePossible We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new version of MakePossible! Since our creation in 1981, SCWIST has recognized the importance of mentorship for women […]

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Full STE(A)M ahead: Looking 40 years to the future!

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As we reflect on the past 40 years of work by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, we are excited about our prospective impact for the next […]

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Project Summary: Make DIVERSITY Possible

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Make DIVERSITY Possible Make DIVERSITY Possible is a SCWIST project funded by the Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada to advance gender diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering […]

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Meet SCWIST’s Board of Directors!

SCWIST is happy to announce its new board of directors! They will continue the organization’s mission to create an environment where women and girls in Canada can pursue their interest, […]

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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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Careers and Motherhood: An Interview with Edie Dullaghan of adMare BioInnovations

We recently sat down with Edie Dullaghan, BSc., PhD, the Scientific Program Director of adMare Academy at adMare BioInnovations to discuss the occasionally unsettling experience of transitioning from a career […]

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40 Years of Giving: The SCWIST Board of Directors

Did you know? As SCWIST grows, expands, and connects across Canada, the Society relies on the strategic vision of its volunteer Board of Directors. Yes, volunteer! The Directors give many […]

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Making it Rain at SCWIST: Meet the New Strategic Partnerships and Fundraising Team!

When people ask me why I joined and volunteer with SCWIST, I tell them that I believe in the organization’s cause, am amazed at its dedication to improving the presence […]

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SCWIST Announces New Pilot Project “Supporting Safe STEM Workplaces”

SCWIST is pleased to announce new funding from the Department of Justice Canada for a project to support safe STEM workplaces. The project, in partnership with WomanACT, aims to prevent […]

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SCWIST Fuels Canada’s Feminist Recovery: STEM Forward for Economic Prosperity

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is proud to announce funding support from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to fuel Canada’s feminist recovery with its […]

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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 […]

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Please welcome our newest board members!

At our 2021 Annual General Meeting, we had the pleasure of welcoming four new members to SCWIST’s Board of Directors. Their broad range of skills and experience will be an […]

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Statement Denouncing Anti-Muslim Hate

“A brutal and horrific act. We as humans condemn it and stand against hate. Love is the most precious ingredient for peace on this earth. Islam is a doctrine with […]

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Message from SCWIST on Kamloops residential school discovery

Content warning: anti-Indigenous violence and death. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line provides counselling support 24/7 to survivors of residential schools at 1-866-925-4419. On May 28, the Tk’emlúps […]

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Messages from the Board on Volunteer Appreciation Day 2021

Message from Nasira Aziz, Director of Leadership: I am so delighted to see all of you gather here to celebrate our commitment, dedication, contribution and achievements. Your contribution has had […]

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From dream to reality: Creating the SCWIST Science Symposium

Written by: Ashley van der Pouw Kraan, SCWIST Communications and Events Coordinator. Dr. Noeen Malik was still completing her undergrad degree when she first had the idea for a Science […]

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Annual General Meeting – 2021

SCWIST AGM – Save the date! The 40th SCWIST Annual General Meeting will be held online as follows: Date: Wed, 16 June 2021Time: 4:30–7:30pmPlace: Zoom platform All members and interested […]

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Meet legacy donors Diana Herbst and Hilda Lei Ching Quan

Written by: Ashley van der Pouw Kraan Donating to SCWIST is a powerful way to express your values and continue your support for STEM — now, and for future generations […]

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The value of one, the power of many

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) thanks its compassionate volunteers who have dedicated their time and resources to deliver SCWIST programs. SCWIST is an organization founded […]

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SCWIST joins allies in a joint statement on anti-Asian violence

“In the early days of the pandemic, when assaults started on Asians locally, my daughter and I kept checking our surroundings whenever we would go out. We would keep as […]

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