The WISEatlantic program is primarily engaged in inspiring youth to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and making them aware of the diversity that exists within these fields. We also support women in STEM careers through professional development opportunities.
On October 19thBill C-243: The National Maternity Assistance Program will be debated in the House of Commons. This bill aims to improve the flexibility of maternity benefits for women working in potentially hazardous jobs (e.g. welding, construction, engineering). Our organisation, along with stakeholder groups from across the country, have endorsed this bill as an important step towards gender equality in the workforce. We are hoping you can help by writing to your local MP's encouraging them to support the bill. We have created a template that can be used to guide your letter, contact us for more details at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
October 27, 2016 - FREE Screening of the award-winning documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at Mount Saint Vincent University, McCain room 302 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend but best suited for teachers, parents, and students in Junior High and above. FREE pizza! Please RSVP at http://codescreening.eventbrite.ca
November 3, 2016 - Research release event - the second phase of theresearch study, Youth Perspectives on STEM Education, Career Choices, and Influencers in the Atlantic Provinces, is now complete and researchers will be on-hand November 3 at the Mount, McCain Building, room 301 & 302, to discuss findings. Presentation to start promptly at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 pm. RSVP to Ms. Marchand at WISEatlantic@msvu.ca
November 5, 26 & December 10 - Girls Get WISE in Technology, a webmaking with HTML & CSS Workshop brought to you by WISEatlantic and Ladies Learning Code, will take place at Truro, NSCC. This workshop for girls in junior high features three sessions where girls will learn to create their own websites using HTML & CSS! Click the link above for more info and to register.
November 18, 2016 - A WinSETT Centre Mini-Workshop on Difficult Conversations will take place at Mount Saint Vincent University from 12:00-2:00pm. This workshop for women (students and professionals) in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) will give you the tools to successfully indentify and navigate the minefields in this essential leadership skill. Click the link above for more info and to register.