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 […]

Things Mentors Provide That Help People Succeed

Before Make Possible was Make Possible, our creators held a Needs Based Assessment workshop with around 50 participants. People were split into teams and discussed a series of questions about ‘mentorship’ and what it means to them. They were then invited to present their findings to the whole group. Each group was comprised of people […]

New! Updates Feature

Share updates on skills, ask for advice & help others We’re introducing a new “Updates” feature to help you connect with fellow Make Possible members around skills, a perfect way to kickstart your mentoring experience! Key benefits of sharing skill updates on Make Possible: Start conversations around skills and find relevant people to connect with […]