About WISEatlantic

The NSERC Women in Science and Engineering Program for the Atlantic Region, WISEatlantic, was launched in October 2011 with the aim of aim of supporting women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology.  Our primary goal is to give girls access to role models through mentorship, workshops, camps and videos. Girls in junior high and high school are exposed to fun, hands-on science in our Girls Get WISE Science Retreats and Summer Camps. WISEatlantic also supports and connects Atlantic Canadian female professionals in science and engineering fields through networking events and professional development workshops. The WISEatlantic program is chaired by Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, Professor of Biology and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for Atlantic Canada, at Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia.

The current goals of the WISEatlantic program are:



The NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering is a national initiative. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada is the national agency that funds all science and engineering research in Canada.


The five current NSERC CWSE chairs are:

Find out more about each chair by clicking here.