SCWIST Receives Funding to Advance Gender Equality in STEM Across Canada

           Vancouver, March 28, 2019:  The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is proud to announce the receipt of funding from WAGE (Women and Gender Equality) – the new federal department previously known as Status of Women Canada (SWC).  The SCWIST project is part of the Federal Government’s $100 […]


It’s 2019, So Why Aren’t We Seeing More Women in Tech Sales?

Contributed by Karen Glanzberg, Content Developer at Traction on Demand If you’re a Millennial or Gen X-er woman who grew up in Canada, chances are you were raised to think, “I can do anything.”  After a history of repression, our mothers burned their bras, picked up their briefcases and headed to work.  In the span […]


Make DIVERSITY Possible: New SCWIST 3-year Project!

SCWIST is proud to announce the receipt of funding from Status of Women Canada (SWC) for a 3-year project to advance gender diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The new project builds on the successful Women in Technology Project, also funded by SWC, that created MakePossible, SCWIST’s on-line platform that focuses on 360⁰ […]


It’s Easy To Reach Out and Connect

By Shawna Abel.  Shawna joined MakePossible at the annual SCWIST AGM in 2015 and has really enjoyed the SCWIST networking which she describes as “encouraging, supportive and inclusive”.  She is currently a second year PhD trainee in the Experimental Medicine program at UBC, and her long-term career goal is to obtain an executive level position in […]


Mentoring Made Easy – One Conversation At A Time

By Gwen Gnazdowsky, Make Possible Project Partner As a HUGE fan of mentorship, I am so committed to a world where everyone wins!  Mentorship creates win-win opportunities for both the mentor and the mentee. With mentorship, the possibilities are endless… SCWIST has put together an amazing opportunity with the Make Possible Mentorship Program.  If you want […]


Ladies Learning Code – The Beauty Of Things That Are Both Fun and Useful

By Christin Wiedemann After finishing her Ph.D. in Physics, Christin started working as a software developer, but found her true vocation when she was asked to test on a project. In her role as Chief Scientist, Christin drives PQA Testing’s research and method development work, and continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities […]


How to Avoid Unconscious Gender Bias in Referral Letters

Dr. Helen Gurney-Smith delivers a talk at TEDx Victoria on “Flexing Your Mussels: Shellfish as Powerful Ecosystem Indicators”. By Helen Gurney-Smith Helen is a Make Possible Member and active participant in WinSETT Workshops including Becoming Leaders, Negotiating for Success and Navigating the Politics of the Workplace. She is a research scientist and head of the […]