Events

President Blog August 2014

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Throughout my many years in the corporate world, I have learned about the impact of changing the form of a team by adding/removing members and about how the famous sequence […]

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Make Possible Update

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Special thanks to Make Possible volunteers for providing their valuable feedback and creative ideas at the recent Make Possible Prototype Testing Workshop held July 30th.   Participants were divided into teams […]

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Attain Career Success [Event Recap]

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On July 10 2014, IWIS held another event focusing on sharing tips to achieve career success in BC as well as providing information to newcomers and graduate students. About 25 […]

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Volunteer & Staff Appreciation Event [Event Recap]

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The Volunteer & Staff Appreciation Event on June 21st was a great suc-cess – the weather gods smiled on us and we had an exquisitely sunny day for a picnic […]

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Event Recap – SCWIST AGM 2014

Close to 50 people including new and existing members and founders attended the SCWIST AGM on June 18. It was a night of sharing as Rosine, our past President, started […]

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup [Event Recap]

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – April 12, 2014 It was a beautiful sunny day, 9 people signed up and 7 people attended; Joe and Pat volunteered their car for transporting […]

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Presidents Blog: May

Our May SCWIST board meeting was mostly about the upcoming AGM which will take place on June 18th at the Brock House in Point Grey. To prepare for the AGM, […]

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SCWIST Mentorship Project – April 2014 Update

The SCWIST Mentorship Project is part of the Government of Canada’s Status of Women Initiative to develop methods to attract and retain women in technology, and advance the Canadian digital […]

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Presidents Blog: February 2014

As SCWIST’s Board of Directors and members gear up for one of the most exciting years for our organization, I am honoured to be called upon to take over the […]

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Interview with the President of SCWIST for International Innovation

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Established in the 1980s, when there was a dire need for the promotion of women in the science and technology sectors, SCWIST continues to work towards equal representation for women […]

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Presidents Blog: November 2013

A Note about Mentorship How many of you have had really amazing managers who were actually less of a boss and more of a mentor? I can recall a few […]

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SCWIST presents Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award

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On October 4, SCWIST had the honor of presenting the Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award at BCIT’s Entrance Awards Ceremony. The Debbe Gervin Memorial Entrance Award is an endowment established […]

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SCWIST Commits to Creating a Better Future through Science

SCWIST is pleased to announce that it has signed on as partner of the Science Charter for British Columbia. The purpose of the Charter is to foster coherence and collaboration […]

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SCWIST Meet-up – Get Back to Nature Mushroom Show

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Did you know, there are thousands of wild mushroom varieties in the Lower mainland? Some are highly poisonous while others are priced for their delicious flavours, up to $100/lb for […]

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Harper Government Supports Project Aimed at Advancing Women in the Canadian Digital Economy

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On October 7, the Government of Canada announced funding SCWIST for a new project to help women succeed in Canada’s technology Sector.  Read the full press release here or read […]

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Presidents Blog: October 2013

Hello SCWIST! Fall has arrived, meaning our schedules are now packed with everything from work, new projects, school, and events. Summer was spent outside, relaxing with friends or enjoying a […]

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SCWIST Summer Picnic [Event Recap]

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On August 20th, the SCWIST team and members enjoyed a relaxing picnic at the Lacarno Beach. Under the gorgeous weather, we mingled while feasting on delicious food.  The most popular […]

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Presidents Blog: August 2013

Dear SCWIST Community, Happy Summer! July has gone by way too fast, and I find the fabulous weather slipping away before I can enjoy it. So why can’t I slow […]

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The President’s Blog

Empowering women since 1981 I still recall my first scientific conference almost eight years ago and a feeling of total isolation upon realizing I was the only woman in the […]

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SCWIST is recognized for mentoring girls in STEM!

Our new President, Ms. Rosine Hage-Moussa, was interviewed by the Globe and Mail in which she explained her motivation on helping girls in pursuit of a career in STEM and […]

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SCWIST 2013 Annual General Meeting [Event Recap]

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What a great AGM we had this year! Last year we thought we had the best turnout ever but this year we had double the turnout! Many thanks to all […]

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SCWIST Science Fair Award

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SCWIST would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the SCWIST Science Fair award.  These remarkable young women represent the next generation of women in science. Along with their $100 […]

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SCWIST Annual General Meeting

SCWIST Annual General Meeting Date: Monday June 17, 2013 Time: 5:30 – 6:00 Registration            6:00 – 8:30 Business Meeting Location: Paetzold Multipurpose Room – Jim Pattison […]

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Effective Resumes [Event Recap]

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IWIS hosted another event on April 25, 2013. Nick Arden from SkillMatching.com talked about Effective Resumes to a small group gathered at Waves Coffee downtown. Everybody enjoyed their lattes and had a […]

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