The WISEatlantic Girls Get WISE Science Retreat has been engaging female-identifying youth in grades 7-10 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities since 2011. Join us for a day of hands-on STEM fun and learn about STEM careers from local role models during our round-robin style role model session.
There will also be prize draws and a pizza lunch!
Registration will open on February 27 on our Eventbrite page: https://ggwretreat2023.eventbrite.ca
Have a writing project that you need to tackle and are having trouble getting started or building momentum? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you…a chance to win a FREE spot at an intimate writing retreat hosted by WISEatlantic at the tranquil Liscombe Lodge June 14-17, 2024!
Contest is open to women academics (grad students, post docs, faculty) in STEM fields located in Atlantic Canada.
How to Enter:
Email WISEatlantic@msvu.ca with the subject “writing retreat” and include your name, email, and a few sentences about why you are applying. Deadline to apply is April 17.
Please Note: Winners will be drawn at random and notified by May 12. Space is limited, by applying you agree to accept the spot in the retreat if offered. Travel to and from Liscombe Lodge is the responsibility of the participant.
WISEatlantic launches a new funding opportunity.
We are excited to announce the launch of the Indigenous-Black-International Science (IBIS) Student Assistantship program. This program enables Indigenous, Black and/or international Science students the opportunity to apply for paid assistantships to work with Science faculty at the Mount on research projects. Both students and faculty need to apply to be part of the IBIS program. More information on the program can be found HERE.
The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is returning to in-person events for the 2022-2023 school year!
The monthly STEM club for girls is a volunteer-run organization that provides participants with the opportunity to explore various workplaces and careers with the help of female and gender non-conforming role models. To do so, chapters run events that encourage learning through hands-on activities and experiments, which often take place in the form of workplace visits. In compliance with public health guidelines and out of consideration for our participants, volunteers, and role models, CAGIS events have been held virtually for the past two years. As in-person gatherings become the norm once again, we are excited to bring our Chapter events back to a more familiar format. All CAGIS events will be back in-person for the upcoming year!
The Halifax Chapter is open to girls aged 10-16. Monthly events run from September to June (except December) and will expose participants to a variety of STEM careers and disciplines. Some anticipated topics of exploration for the upcoming year include astronomy, oceanography, psychology, and neuroscience.
To find out more about the Halifax CAGIS Chapter and to register, visit girlsinscience.ca/join/
The Chapter is also currently in need of volunteers to help run and plan monthly events. We are seeking Undergraduate and Graduate Science students from the area who are passionate about encouraging and inspiring young girls to pursue STEM. If interested, visit girlsinscience.ca/volunteer/
The majority of STEM disciplines in Canada are male-dominated and there is a significant lack of programming available to girls. The Girls Get WISE program is a university-based program that is funded by the federal government, the university, and corporate sponsorship. This program is delivered in person by educational professionals, science students, and past participants. By engaging girls in hands-on interactive STEM activities in a safe and fun space, this program provides an opportunity for young women to showcase their talents and excitement for science-based topics. The features of this program and its evaluation over a 10 year period are described here.
We’ve put together some helpful tips for faculty on how they can be better allies to the LGBTQ2S+ community.
This document features 10 tips on enhancing EDI within university administration. It was developed by the Chair for Women in Science and Engineering -Prairie Region.