CAF-FCA Apprenticeship News – Spring Issue
Welcome to the spring edition of Apprenticeship News! Read on to get details of upcoming events, including the 2019 Supporting Women in Trades Conference and updates on CAF-FCA research activities.
Be sure to check out the first edition of our ED Blog where France Daviault reflects on her first six months since joining the CAF-FCA team.
Statistics Canada Releases Report - Persistence and representation of women in STEM programs
By: Statistics Canada
The underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer science) has attracted considerable attention, and many have wondered whether women are more likely than men to quit STEM programs at university. Using data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP), this study follows a cohort of students who enrolled in a STEM program in 2010 over a number of years, in order to see the extent to which women and men persist in and eventually graduate from STEM programs.
WISEatlantic Update - Spring 2019
The NSERC Women in Science and Engineering – Atlantic Region Program (WISEatlantic), chaired by Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal at Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) in Halifax, NS, has had a busy Fall/Winter and is set to have just as busy of a Spring!
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, WISEatlantic hosted a role model session at the Mount’s annual Girls Conference. On March 23rd WISEatlantic hosted the first Girls Get WISE Science Retreat for girls in grades 7-10 at St. FX university, and on April 13th hosted the annual Girls Get WISE Science Retreat at the Mount. Another role model session for junior high girls took place as part of Skills Canada Nova Scotia’s Skilled Futures for Women event at Acadia University on April 26th.
WISEatlantic is also planning the biennial Atlantic ConnecTions Conference for Women in SETT, an official CCWESTT regional conference, which is taking place on May 30 & 31. Other events in the pipeline are the Junior and Senior Girls Get WISE Summer Science Camps, Junior camp from July 15-19 and Senior camp August 12-15. Camps take place at the Mount.
Information about WISEatlantic and all their events can be found on their website HERE!
CCWESTT Receives the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award
We are VERY EXCITED to learn that...
The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology 2018 Conference Steering Committee received the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award for empowering and supporting women in science, engineering, trades and technology.
Congratulations to the group!
For the full news release of the recipients honoured with APEGA Summit Awards, click here.
To read the Summit Receipients Backgrounder for CCWESTT, click here.
CAGIS is the Winner of the WCT Empowerment Award
By: the Canadian Association for Girls In Science
It was announced in the Globe and Mail on International Women's Day that the Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) won the WCT Award for Leadership Excellence for its "leadership in inspiring girls to enter STEM fields". Dr. Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko will be accepting the award on behalf of CAGIS in Ottawa in May.