SCWIST January 2015 Newsletter
Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology
Promotes, encourages & empowers women & girls in science & technology

Time to Get Involved!
Is this part of your new year resolution?

Whether you want to get involved to make your community a better place, to boost your resume, or to meet new friends,  this newsletter issue has plenty of opportunities! If you need some inspiration, read about why our Director of Strategic Development got involved with SCWIST.

Why did you get involved with SCWIST?

SCWIST gives me a place to help build the professional and personal confidence of fellow scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians (STEM'ers). After a committee meeting, I am buzzing with ideas of how to shape a better future and from the great discussions with inspiring STEM women! I develop both personally and skill-wise, and have recently made a career move much due to the realizations I made during the 'Tools for Transition' workshop in Sept 2014. That feeling of sisterhood at each SCWIST event is rare and unique! - Janny Marie, Director of Strategic Development

SCWIST Opportunities

Nominating Committee
We are looking for a SCWIST member to help evaluate nominate candidates for the upcoming election for the Board of Directors. Time commitment is minimal. Email for more info.

Board of Directors
Passionate about promoting women in STEM? Join the SCWIST Board in this mission. Email for more info.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us advance and achieve SCWIST's mission. Join our highly talented and passionate group of volunteers.  Email resourcecentre@ for more info.

Make Possible: New "Updates" Feature

We’re introducing a new “Updates” feature to help you connect with fellow Make Possible members around skills, a perfect way to kick-start your mentoring experience!  Check it out!

Science World Opportunity

Want to support and motivate high school students with original tech-based projects?

Future Science Leaders (FSL) is a Science World teen program to inspire and challenge the top students to excel in science and technology. We are looking for engineering / computer science / coding enthusiasts to mentor students as they work on projects incorporating electronics, design and programming.

Mentors can get involved in several ways: by participating in a speed mentoring night on Feb 5 at Science World, or mentoring in-person on some Thursday evenings between Feb & Apr.

If interested, email Jane O’Hara, FSL Engineering Instructor, at (Jane is also the SCWIST VP!)

Upcoming SCWIST Events

Date: Mar 3, 2015
Time: 5:15 - 9:00 pm
Place: Science World

This women-only evening connects young science, technology and engineering enthusiasts with mentors in a range of fields and is set to inspire the next generation of female scientists.

Register here!

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Watch for our next Brown Bag Lunch Series at UBC and SFU in February!

PMC Science Fair Fun Run
Get ready to join the SCWIST team again this year on Sunday May 31 for the largest 5K run! Email to join.

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