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WATCH: Great Women of Science
GenNews | October 15, 2013
Ada Lovelace Day, which falls on October 15 this year, aims to honor the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and encourage discussion of their work. In the spirit of this celebration, we’ve compiled a video portraying 25 pioneering women of science.

UW female professors building a culture for engineering
The Seattle Times | October 14, 2013
The University of Washington has seen steady growth in the number of women in engineering and science faculty positions since it received a national grant to help boost the numbers.

The problem of gender inequality in STEM education starts in childhood, continues through college
The Daily Texan | October 14, 2013
Women are not proportionately represented in different career fields, and it has absolutely nothing to do with their intelligence. It does, however, have to do with preparation, especially when it comes to higher education: Women are not adequately represented in the sciences at universities, beginning a gender gap that endures into adulthood careers.

Record numbers of women choose engineering at UT
kxan | October 10, 2013
The number of women enrolled in undergraduate programs this year at Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas is breaking records.The university reports 29 percent of the freshman engineering class are women.

Gender bias, not desire for family, driving women from science field
UPI | October 7, 2013
Gender barriers, not a desire to start a family, lie at the heart of the decision by many women to leave a career in science, a U.S. study indicates.

Why Are There So Few Women in Science, Continued
The Huffington Post | October 7, 2013
Kudos to The New York Times for commissioning an article on why there are so few women in science. Author Eileen Pollack suggests two reasons. Citing her own experience as an undergraduate at Yale, she argues that women doubt themselves, and need to be encouraged more to pursue science careers: "The most powerful determinant of whether a woman goes on in science might be whether anyone encourages her to go on."

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?
The New York Times |October 3, 2013
Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. The new study goes a long way toward providing hard evidence of a continuing bias against women in the sciences.

Dear Elon Musk: you missed a few Waterloo women
Macleans.ca | October 3, 2013
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, co-founder of PayPal, CEO of SpaceX once told Maclean’s he didn’t attend the University of Waterloo because there were more women at Queen’s...It sparked a discussion on the social site Reddit and an unexpected official response from Waterloo.

Young women will find engineering inspiring, not intimidating
The Guardian | October 3, 2013
The engineering sector is no longer a man's world – we just need to make sure we are telling people about it

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Mission

The mission of the Women's Advancement Office in the Schulich School of Engineering is to create an inclusive and supportive environment for faculty, postdocs, and students, thereby contributing proactively to the broad needs of our diverse society.

The WAO aims to attract and retain female faculty members, post doctorates, graduate and undergraduate students in engineering and provides programming that enhances their experience at the University of Calgary.

The WAO offers events, workshops and meetings to help establish and advance effective careers for women in engineering. It also provides a point of contact for women for support, questions and networking.

Please see the Women's Advancement Office's  Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 for more information.

 

Programs & Resources

To find out more about the programs or resources that the Women's Advancement Office offers by target audience, choose the appropriate link:

 

Women's Advancement Office Events

Women in Engineering Day
February 19, 2014

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Other U of C Events of Interest

The Women's Resource Centre, Advisor to the President on Women's Issues, and the Academic Women's Association host many gender-related events:

Women's Resource Centre

Advisor to the President on Women's Issues

Academic Women's Association

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Off-Campus Events of Interest

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