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2011 Events & Announcements of Interest

The following is a listing of events either organized or promoted by DAWEG in 2011.

WIE(VR) in collaboration with DAWEG and SCWIST “The 3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Business Professionals Make that Keep them Overstressed Unhappy and Unhealthy” Presented by Sheryl Stanton, R.N., Stress Relief Specialist. (WIE(VR) website)

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: 550 Burrard Street, 29th Floor
Map: click here
Cost: $12 for pre-registration
Registration: Please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to indicate your attendance
Note: Pre-registration is required for entrance to the building.

Details: Being a Female Business Professional can be extremely stressful. This is because not only are we expected to do our job; there are also so many other demands on our time, energy and resources. Many times these various demands are in conflict and we can feel ourselves pulled in multiple directions as we try to meet them all. That is why the presentation "The 3 Massive Mistakes Even Smart Business Professionals Make That Keep Them Overstressed, Unhappy and Unhealthy" is so enlightening. First it will show you the mistakes that you might be making. Then it will reveal what is the true cause of the problems you might be experiencing. Last, it will show you what you can do to be calm, confident and in control – no matter what is happening, or not happening in your life.

SCWIST BrownBag Discussion Series - Career Transitions

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Time: UBC 12:00-1:30 pm; SFU 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: UBC - Biodiversity Research Centre, Room 224 - Point Grey Campus;
SFU - South Science Building, Room 7172 - Burnaby Campus

Details: In the BrownBag discussion SCWIST will talk about the choices and issued to consider at different stages in careers. The participation of professional women in STEM is the core of this program. Your experience and advice will enrich the outcome of the meetings, inspire students and help them build the self-confidence they need to achieve their goals. At every meeting there is a facilitator as well as role models to contribute to the discussion. For the Career Transitions topic, SCWIST would like to invite academics, from post-doctoral fellows to professors, as well as women working outside of academia who can provide another perspective of career paths after undergraduate or graduate school. If you are interested in participating as a role model or facilitator, please contact Carolina Chanis at scwist.brown.bag@gmail.com.

DAWEG December 6th Memorial and Social

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Elephant & Castle Pub, 385 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: APEGBC Members & Guests $15; Students/Unemployed $10.
Details: DAWEG will be hosting the December 6th Memorial and Social to mark the 22nd anniversary of the tragedy at Ecole Polytechnique. This event is for all APEGBC members, male and female. It is a great evening in which we can share and acknowledge our professional and personal accomplishments. A portion of the registration fee will go to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.

WWEST Creating Connections 2.0

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Location: Forest Sciences Center, UBC Vancouver Campus (http://wwest.mech.ubc.ca/cc/)

Details: Creating Connections 2.0 is a conference that will bring together 150 women in engineering from across BC and Yukon, ranging from students to senior professionals, to UBC’s Point Grey Campus to make connections that provide support, networking, mentoring and partnerships. The conference features 12 diverse sessions with renowned speakers and panelists, keynote speakers, and an evening networking banquet.

SCWIST Beach Potluck

Date/Time: Saturday, August 27, 2011; 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Location: Locarno Beach Park (between Jericho Sailing Centre and Locarno Concession Stand)

Details: This event is open to everyone! Bring a snack, food, or beverage to share with others and be ready to play games (volleyball, Frisbee) and meet other women in science, engineering, and technology. Watch out for balloons to locate us!


2011 BC Regional Science Fairs - Call for Judges

Date/Time: various
Location: various

DAWEG Special Award Judges, March 1, 2011

We are seeking representatives to judge the DAWEG Special Award to deserving candidates in both the junior and senior categories at the following four regions at the 2011 BC Regional Science Fairs (see below for locations, dates, and times). This is a great opportunity to be involved in your own region and only requires 1 - 2 hrs of your time. If you are available and interested please email Elizabeth at daweg.chair@gmail.com and she will be pleased to provide you with more information.

1. Fraser Valley - Abbotsford Regional Website: http://www.fvrsf.ca/
March 29 - April 1, 2011
University of the Fraser Valley
Special Award Judging -Wednesday March 30th between 1:00pm - 5:00 p.m.

2. Greater Vancouver - Vancouver Regional website: http://www.gvrsf.ca/
April 7-9, 2011
University of British Columbia
Special Award Judging - Thursday April 7th between 1:30pm-9:30pm

3. South Fraser - Surrey Regional website: http://www.surrey.sfu.ca/sfrsf
April 7-8, 2011
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey Campus
Special Award Judging - Thursday April 7th between 6:00 - 9:00 PM

4. Vancouver Island - Victoria Regional website: http://web.uvic.ca/%7Evirsf/
April 9-11, 2011
University of Victoria
Special Award Judging - Sunday April 12 th between 12:00 - 3:00 PM

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