DAWEG, The Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience was founded in 1991 as a division
of APEGBC, the
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
We have over 350 members with active volunteers offering a range of events, resources and initiatives.
The concern over the low participation of women in the engineering profession in Canada in the late 80's led to the formation of the Canadian Committee
on Women in Engineering (CCWE) in February 1990. In November 1990, the APEGBC sponsored the West Coast CCWE Public Forum. In response to the overwhelming
interest of women engineers at that forum, APEGBC held followup meetings that ultimately led to the formation of the Division for
Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience(DAWEG) in September 1991.
To promote, enhance and facilitate opportunities for women to succeed in engineering and geoscience.
Making Engineering and Geoscience appealing, rewarding and equitable for women so that women are attracted to and excel at all levels in our profession.
DAWEG's Core Values
DAWEG's Strategic Goals
1. To celebrate the successes of women in Engineering and Geoscience.
DAWEG's Strategic Plan and Policies
Organization & DAWEG Executive
DAWEG is run by volunteers. DAWEG consists of a chairperson, a board of directors and other service postitions. Our last Annual General
Meeting was held November 3, 2017. See the descriptions of the DAWEG Board Roles for more details.
DAWEG's Child Care Policy
If reasonable to do so, DAWEG shall pay a subsidy towards the cost of childcare and/or make arrangements for childcare during DAWEG events,
including meetings, attended on DAWEG's business, as required.
DAWEG's Photography Policy
DAWEG takes photographs at our events and utilizes them in DAWEG news or
promotional material whether in print, electronic or other media, including the DAWEG website.
By participating in DAWEG events, you grant DAWEG the right to use your photograph for such purposes.
Mission, Vision & Core Values
Strategic Goals, Plans & Policies
Organization & Executive
Child Care & Photography Policy
Website Last updated January 2017
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