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CCWESTT 2022 - Funding Opportunity
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

CCWESTT 2022 - Funding Opportunity

WISEatlantic is pleased to offer reimbursement of registration fee and/or travel costs to attend CCWESTT 2022 to a select number of female graduate students, post-docs, early-career faculty.

Reimbursement funding is limited and submission of our Application for Funding must be submitted to be considered. Full funding details can also be found on our application. Deadline to submit is March 4, 2022.

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WISE Network of Collaboration
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

WISE Network of Collaboration

A series of workshops that aims to connect women researchers from across Canada and from all career levels to form communities of practice and collaborative relationships.

The Network of NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering is pleased to announce a new opportunity for faculty or postdoctoral women researchers to participate in a series of workshops centered around building creative collaborations. This series of workshops will be held every two weeks on 90 to 120-minute Zoom sessions during Fall 2021.
The goal of these sessions is to facilitate connections and collaborations between women researchers from across Canada and from all career levels in STEM in order to advance their work. More specifically, we will be
  1. Building connections and providing networking opportunities
  2. Providing useful tools and resources such as  conflict resolution, collaboration, creativity, financing, leadership and suit training.
  3. Facilitating research and academic collaborations
The sessions will start with a Fireside Chat with 2018 Nobel prize winner in physics, Dr. Donna Strickland  on September 23rd, @2pm ET followed by a team building and icebreaker exercise.
The sessions will then continue with the following workshops:
October sessions:
Creative collaborations theory with Dr. Robert Kelly
Collaboration practice with Second City, one of the world’s premier improv groups
November sessions: 
Conflict Resolution with Dr. Thomas O’Neil
Financing and academic-industry collaboration Panel
December Celebration:
Celebration and showcasing of work.
Anyone interested in participating in the program can fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/zGJW9mTxaiPF51p79 by August 30, 2021. The notifications for participation will be sent out on September 7th, 2021. Please note that there is no cost to participate in the program, but only a limited number of seats of available.
To get more information about the program, please contact: wiseNetworkCanada@gmail.com
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CCWESTT 2022 Announcement
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

CCWESTT 2022 Announcement

WISEatlantic is excited to announce...

That along with Women in Aerospace Canada – Atlantic, we will be hosting the CCWESTT 2022 Conference in Halifax! So make sure to save the date, May 12-14, 2022. The conference will take place at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Let’s reach for the stars and create impact, together!

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WISEatlantic Chair Invited Panelist
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

WISEatlantic Chair Invited Panelist

WISEatlantic Chair, Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal, was honored to participate in the Diversity in STEM: Why It Matters panel discussion at Acadia University on March 6th, 2018. Other panelists included Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean of Faculty of Science at Ryerson, and Denise Pothier, Vice President of Practice Services at Stantec. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Newman at Acadia for organizing this event. WISEatlantic was a proud sponsor.

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The Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour National Conference Grant
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

The Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour National Conference Grant

The CWSE Network will be accepting applications for the next round of the Dr. Margaret-Ann National Conference Grant between September 7-15th, 2020. The purpose of this grant is to support the organization of non-profit national conferences that contribute to the advancement of women in STEM.

Due to COVID-19, we will consider applications for virtual conferences and workshops for the 2020-2021 year. To find out more or to download the grant forms, visit our Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour Conference Grant page

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Gender Summit North America 2017
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

Gender Summit North America 2017

From November 6 to 8, 2017, advocates of gender equality policy from science, innovation and development fields will participate in the Gender Summit North America 2017, to be held in Montréal, Canada. Those present will have the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions under the overarching theme of "Pluralism, Ethnicity & Inclusion – Canadian Values in a Global Context."

The summit will engage individuals and communities in transformative actions on gender equity, pluralism, ethnicity, and inclusion in science and STEM, social science and health research. This is the first time a Canadian city will be hosting the Summit.

Learn more by visiting their website.

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Atlantic ConnecTions Conference 2017
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

Atlantic ConnecTions Conference 2017

The 2nd biennial Atlantic ConnecTions Conference took place May 3 & 4, 2017 at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. This conference brought together over 100 women in SETT from Across Atlantic Canada to share their experiences, network, and develop action items with the goal of advancing women in SETT.

The event featured keynote speakers Vandana Juneja, Senior Director at Catalyst, and Gloria Montano, Director of WinSETT. Donna Clark of Courage Group International facilitated the open sessions of the conference. During certain parts of the conference, participants were offered parallel streams for women in technology, trades, academia, and engineering. The attendee’s were engaged, and enjoyed connecting with women in a variety of professions.

The final report from the 2017 ACT Conference is available here

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Step Up: An Academic Advancement Workshop
For: Women in SETT/Professionals

Step Up: An Academic Advancement Workshop

On March 17th, 2017 WISEatlantic hosted Step Up: An Academic Advancement Workshop for Female Faculty in Saint John, NB. Participants learned various strategies for academic advancement which were tailored for female faculty in STEM in Atlantic Canada.

This workshop featured the following topics:

  • Career Planning: Energizing your path forward
  • Service from a Faculty & Dean perspective
  • Communication Skills for the Workplace
  • Teaching in the STEM Disciplines,
  • Establishing and Maintaining a Research Program/Lab.

Thank you to the NSERC-CWSE Network for sponsoring this event!

You can read the full report here.

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