Opportunities to volunteer with SCWIST
Are you looking to expand your leadership skills and develop meaningful networks in a supportive, nurturing environment? SCWIST is the place for you! Whether you have little or plenty of time, want to help with big or small events, we have a position for you! We will find a role that tailors to your need and fits your schedule. We are here to help you reach your potential. Email volun[email protected] today!
From the Blog
Updates from Ms Infinity
It’s only one month into 2014 and already ms infinity is having a great year! We held two events in January and are gearing up for another in February, and then eMentoring will be starting before we know it! On January 18, we partnered with the YWCA High School Mentorship Program to hold a STEM-focussed… read more
Event recap – New Year Party
What a fun night it turned out to be at SCWIST New Year Party! We had almost 50 guests including some of the SCWIST founders, current members and new members! The venue at UWCV Hycroft was lovely, food was delectable and the energy… read more
Event recap – Nuts and Bones
On January 16, IWIS hosted the first Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risk factors and preventive strategies of osteoporosis.
Dr. Jerilynn Prior, a Professor of Endocrinology at UBC, gave a presentation titled “Ovulatory disturbances and understanding how to prevent premenopausal bone loss”. She started her talk by discussing the changes in bone density throughout women’s life. Bone density increases steadily during adolescent and peaks around the age of 25. According to the findings conducted by…read more
Event recap – Getting to the Heart
On February 6, IWIS hosted the second Cafe Scientifique to discuss the risk factors and preventive strategies of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Gordon Francis, the Director at the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic, shared his research related to the etiology of atherosclerotic plaque, and understanding whether increasing high density lipoproteins (HDL), also known as the “good cholesterols”, can protect us against heart diseases. read more