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The STEM areas include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Innovating Canada: Women in STEM

Women in STEM unites industry leaders with inspiring stories of passion, persistence, and success, to provide you with information about the ever-growing possibilities STEM fields hold for girls and women across Canada.

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Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

The University of Calgary’s WISE is a student organization dedicated to helping women to succeed in fields of Science and Engineering through the following programs: academic achievement, professional development and community outreach.

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McGill University: Future students (CEGEP/grades 11 & 12)

During the Women in Engineering Webinars, panelists, including select academic advisors from the Faculty of Engineering, university admissions advisors, professors, engineering alumni, industry representatives and current female engineering students make presentations about issues related to the admission/application process, as well as support and professional development of female students in the Faculty, covering experiences both inside and outside the classroom. The Women in Engineering Spring Webinar (March/April) follows a similar format to the Fall webinar, but also allows prospective students to receive answers to questions that could help finalize their decision to attend McGill Engineering. 

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Girls in Tech Toronto

It can feel lonely to be a woman in tech. That is why Girls in Tech Toronto started this chapter with the vision of creating a community of like-minded women who could support and encourage one another right here in Toronto.

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Quip Diversity Scholarship

Deadline: June 24, 2021 Diversity plays a crucial role in innovation, promotes creative thinking, and is important to make a complete product. It is a critical part of building great company culture which we strive to achieve at Quip. Quip Diversity Scholarship is for students pursuing careers in STEM. Apply now!

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McMaster Women in Science and Engineering

McMaster Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative is an integrated network of academics and professionals in science and engineering fields.  Together, we aim to support, celebrate and advocate for diversity & equity at McMaster University and in our surrounding community.

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Tellent

Tellent is a diversity recruitment and social impact company striving to close the talent gap in the new work economy. Tellent work with flexible work opportunity seekers and businesses to make work, work better for everyone. Tellent’s mission is to increase women’s economic contribution, progress gender equity and prepare companies for evolving workforce trends to stay competitive in the Future of Work.

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‘Completely surreal’: Kristen Facciol earns CSA/NASA Robotics Flight Controller Certification

When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is on the International Space Station this winter supporting one of his first spacewalks, Canadian space roboticist Kristen Facciol (EngSci 0T9) will likely be at the controls. The U of T Engineering alumna has just become the 14th Canadian to earn a CSA/NASA Robotics Flight Controller Certification, putting her in charge of timeline management, procedure development, and overall situational awareness for the robotics systems onboard the ISS during real-time operations.

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Making Changes Advancing Futures for Women

Making Changes Women in Technology program includes three main parts: Employment and Power Skills (5 weeks) – Along with technology industry employment skills, students will learn how to create a tech job focused resume, behavioural and IT interviewing skills and networking. The program will focus on complex problem solving, emotional intelligence, creativity and computational/critical thinking. These skills have been determined by industry experts as required for successful and thriving employment. Full Stack Web Development Training (17 weeks) –Qualified instructors will deliver Web Development Training. Including but not limited to: HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript and SQL Work Experience (4 weeks) – Making Changes offers all participants a work experience opportunity in the Information and Technology sector.

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Guelph Women in Computer Science

Guelph Women in Computer Science (GWiCS) is a student organization focused on supporting and providing resources for women interested in studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Guelph. This includes cis and trans women as well as non-binary individuals. GWiCS hopes to support the inclusion and retention of these groups in our community.

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Academic Invest

Students often have trouble finding value in their degrees, especially as school becomes more expensive. Academic Invest likes to show students that their undergrad degrees aren’t useless by introducing them to careers they can pursue based on their major. To get you to the finish line, their scholarships will help you pay for school, and their job listings will help you find work when you’ve graduated.

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Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is leading a Sector Labour Market Partnership project, funded through the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement. The project’s goal is to increase the participation of women in the engineering, geoscience, technology and technician occupations through the implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies to recruit, retain and support the career development of women to lead a system-level cultural shift within these professions.

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WINSETT: The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology

The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is an action-oriented, non-profit organization that aspires to recruit, retain and advance women in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT). Vision:  A world where women participate fully in science, engineering, trades and technology. Mission: Through collaboration and partnership, the WinSETT Centre creates and fosters opportunities that encourage women to enter, stay and grow in SETT careers with the goals of maximizing Canada’s human resource potential, increasing innovation, and driving Canadian economic development.

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Association for Women in Mathematics

Since its founding in 1971 by a small but passionate group of women mathematicians, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has grown into a leading society for women in the mathematical sciences and is one of the societies comprising the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences. AWM’s programs not only support those who participate in them directly but also help influence the mathematics culture more generally, so that young women entering the field today encounter an environment that is more nurturing than that of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Technovation Girls

Technovation Girls is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Technovation Girls offer two programs – Technovation Girls and Technovation Families – which bring kids and adults together to solve big problems in their communities.

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