CCWESTT’s Recent Accomplishments
By: Neemee Batstone, CCWESTT President - January 31, 2019
CCWESTT would like to update our membership on some of our recent accomplishments and activities...
- Brought together national and international subject experts, employers, CEOs/presidents, government representatives, and women in SETT at all phases of their career lifecycle to share their knowledge and experience around diversity and inclusion at our biennial conference in Edmonton, AB in May 2018.
- Distilled research, industry, and life experience into conference proceedings, policy documents, and opinion pieces – to help you and your organization move forward.
- Participated in the Gender Summit 11 in Montréal, which resulted in a reflection paper that was also presented at the 2018 CCWESTT conference.
- Contributed with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO publication Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training. This publication was the first step to continue better understand the paths women take after graduation, phase II will start soon in partnerships with many national organizations (including Engineers Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and NSERC Chairs for Women in Science).
- Testified to The Senate of Canada Standing Committee of Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI) regarding Bill #C243: An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy.
- Celebrated Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour by awarding her an Honorary CCWESTT Lifetime Membership and announced that over the next years, CCWESTT will develop awards for women and organizations contributing to women advancement in SETT.
- Sponsored regional events such as the 2017 regional conferences of WiseAtlantic and Manitoba as well as #Wiser10 hosted by WISER and @WISESTualberta, and sending 20-students to the Women in Engineering Summit 2018.
- Doubled our membership and amplified our voice across media platforms (e.g., contributing in the editorial in upcoming campaign with McLean’s Magazine, Mediaplanet).
We are looking forward to continuing to move the association forward in 2019!