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2012 Events & Announcements of Interest

The following is a listing of events either organized or promoted by DAWEG in 2012.

YWCA High School Mentorship Program, Winter 2012

Details: YWCA is looking for mentors for their High School Mentorship Program. Mentors are the highly values backbone of this program. They are professional women who come from all over Vancouver, bringing a diverse range of careers and experiences. Mentors are matched with students who have similar career and/or personal interests and volunteer their time to share their life experience with a student. After an orientation and meet and greet reception held in October/November, each mentor and her student arrange to meet for a minimum of once a month during the school year. This gives our mentors and their mentees an opportunity to get to know each other. What you do in these meetings is up to the mentor and mentee to decide together. Activities can involve things such as work place visits, university tours, resume or application building, or bond-building recreational activities. It is up to you and your mentee to determine how you would like your time to be spent together.”

For more information, click here. Otherwise, contact: Sioned – email: sdyer@ywcavan.org, ph: 604-895-5846 or Laura – email: mentorship@ywcavan.org, ph: 604-895-5800 ext.5560

DAWEG - DAWEG December 6th Memorial and Holiday Social, December 6, 2012

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Elephant and Castle, 385 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: Employed $15; Students/Looking for work $10 ($6 from each registration will be donated to CEMF – Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation).

Registration: Register Online or at the door

Details: You are invited to catch-up and network with fellow professionals while remembering the 23rd anniversary of the tragedy at Ecole Polytechnique.

SCWIST - Native Trees of B.C. Walk - Discovering Vancouver’s Native Trees

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 (or Sunday November 18, 2012 in case of rain)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meet along North Lagoon Drive at Tatlo Walk in Stanley Park, Vancouver (there is plenty of parking along North Lagoon Drive)
Cost: Free.

Details: Learn about native trees in British Columbia on this lively walk through the forest in Stanley Park. Outdoor walk and talk on natural history of the forest by Kent Brothers who will take up to 15 people on a walk through Stanley Park. You will also learn about some of the mammals, birds, amphibians, and invertebrates whose home is Stanley Park. If you have a hand lens or magnifying glass, bring it, for you will then be able to see cone structure or look at small invertebrates. Participants should be prepared for possible cold and rainy weather with enough warm and waterproof clothes, as well will be doing quite a bit of standing around. More information can be found here.

Minerva Foundation’s Women in Technology Lunch

Date: November 28, 2012
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Vancouver

Details: Join the Minerva Foundation for BC Women as the honour Women InTM Technology! Minerva’s annual Women InTM series honours and celebrates the achievements of women working in non-traditional sectors. 2012 will wee Minerva focus on Women InTM Technology. The lunch, presented by TECK Resources, will take place on November 28th at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver. More information can be found here.

WIE(VR) - Presents Judi Hess, CEO of Copperleaf

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: YWCA, Welch Room, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver (view map)
Cost:$12 in advance, $15 at the door
Registration: please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to register for this event

Details: Judi took on the role of CEO at CopperLeaf in August 2009. In 1995 she joined Burnaby-based Creo Inc. from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, beginning as a program manager and rising to become president in 2002, a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. As part of Eastman Kodak, Judi took on the role of general manager, workflow and prepress equipment; and vice-president of the graphic communications group. Two years later, her role was expanded to include management of a portfolio of software and start-up businesses and she was appointed a corporate officer and vice-president of Eastman Kodak and the head of Kodak Canada. She is currently a member of the Premier’s Technology Council of British Columbia. Originally from Toronto, Judi and her family live in Vancouver. She holds an honours bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is an avid downhill skier.

WIE(VR) - Entrepreneurship and Starting Your Own Consulting Business with Donna Denny

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: YWCA, Welch Room 1, 35 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: $12 pre-registration, $15 at the door (students and unemployed $5 in advance, $7 at the door)
Registration: please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to register for this event

Details: Join Donna Denny as she shares her journey to business ownership and entrepreneurship. This interactive workshop will not only give you practical tips on how to start your own consulting business but how to tackle the internal demons that say you can’t.

DAWEG and EWB - A Career with Meaning: Engineering at the Intersection of Societal Challenges and Personal Passion

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: YWCA, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: $10
Registration: Register Online.
(Those who are not members of APEGBC can create a 'non-member' account to register online through the above link as necessary). Registration will also be available at the door at the time of the event. Details: In the past, a good career has been defined as one that allows a professional to apply their skills, provides some challenge, and the means for a good quality of life. Increasingly, professionals aren’t just seeking good careers, they are seeking meaningful careers. Join us in this interactive discussion that raises questions including those of meaning, passion, responsibility, and legacy in the context of engineering. This event is open to both men and women. Appetizers and hot and cold beverages will be provided.

DAWEG and Women in Mining - New Kootenay’s Group Information Session

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Causeway Bay Hotel, 102A Red Cedar Drive, Sparwood, BC
Cost: $10
Registration: Register Online Deadline to register is May 1, 2012.
(Those who are not members of APEGBC can create a 'non-member' account to register online through the above link as necessary).

Details: DAWEG and Women in Mining (Vancouver Region) will be hosting a networking and social event to start up a women in mining group in the Kootenays Region. It will be a great evening in which we will discuss the organization of a women in mining group and the types of events or workshops people are interested in organizing and attending. This event is open to both men and women. Appetizers and hot and cold beverages will be provided.

DAWEG - Call for Volunteers for the 2012 BC Regional Science Fairs

DAWEG is looking for representatives to judge the DAWEG Special Award for the junior and senior categories at the 2012 BC Regional Science Fairs. The science fairs will be taking place in Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria in March and April. This is a great opportunity to be involved in your own region. The dates for the science fairs are as follows:

Vancouver - April 12-14, 2012 located at UBC (www.gvrsf.ca) Judging will be held between 1:30 PM and 9:30 PM on Thursday, April 12 (Exact time TBD).
Fraser Valley – March 27-30, 2012 located at University of the Fraser Valley (www.fvrsf.ca) Judging will be held from 2-4 PM on Wednesday, March 28.
South Fraser – April 12-13, 2012 located at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (www.surrey.sfu.ca/sfrsf) Judging will be held from 5-9 PM on Thursday, April 12.
Vancouver Island – April 15-16, 2012 located at University of Victoria (web.uvic.ca/~virsf) Judging will be held from 1-3 PM on Sunday, April 15.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of these great events, please send an email to Meghan Wells at daweg.outreach@gmail.com and indicate the location of where you would like to volunteer.

Women in Mining (WIM) Brown Bag Lunch - Social Media Applications in the Mining Industry with Zoe Mullard

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Fasken Martineau, 2900 - 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Registration: To attend the Brown Bag Events you must register by emailing wimbrownbag@gmail.com

Details: Zoe Mullard, Manager of Communications and Conference, InfoMine will be presenting on Social Media Applications in the Mining Industry. This will include case studies, on how mining companies and communities are using social media to engage online audiences. It will give a brief overview of the social medial platform, objectives of engagement, and outcomes/best practices and will also look at industry recruitment, investor relations and community mobilization. Please note that to attend it is important to RSVP as there are limited spaces.

WIE(VR) - Making the Leap from Engineering to Entrepreneurship - Find Your Way to the Startup World, Winnie Lai and Lauren Kulokas

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM, presentation starts at 7 pm
Location: YWCA, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Cost: $12 for preregistration, $15 at the door
Registration: Please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to indicate your attendance.

Details: Ever dreamed of being your own boss? More and more small businesses are fuelling today’s economy and with the plethora of resources available to budding entrepreneurs there’s no reason you can’t take your career into your own hands and venture into the world of business ownership. Hear from two women who went from engineering students to navigating the start-up world and learned some of the ins and outs of getting a business going in BC along the way. Winnie and Lauren will share their experiences and discuss practical ways you can leverage your engineering background to succeed in business. The session will cover things to consider when transitioning from a technical to a managerial role, discuss strategies for getting your start-up off the ground, and highlight many of the resources available to BC entrepreneurs.
Sandwiches, snacks, and hot and cold beverages will be provided. For more information please visit www.wievr.ca or email engineeringwomen@gmail.com.

SCWIST - Personal Branding: How to Market Yourself On-Line

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm (presentation and Q&A followed by Networking)
Location: YWCA Welch Room 1&2, 535 Hornby St, Vancouver
Registration: $20 members, $25 non-members
Please register at http://branding.eventsbot.com as space is limited!

Details: SCWIST is happy to present their second 2012 workshop series on Personal Branding: How to Market Yourself On-line with Guy Steeves. Social media is a crucial part of today’s society and most of us experience it on a daily basis. Learn more on how to successfully increase your online presence and relationships using available tools and popular services such as email, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
Guy Steeves has a rich and diverse background in marketing, sales, and business development. As an experienced classroom instructor at BCIT, he is able to combine theory with practical knowledge from his own experiences and turn material into actionable best practices advice.

SCWIST - Information Technology & How It’s Changing Our World

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: EA Burnaby Campus

Details: SCWIST is partnering with Electronic Arts to hold a special panel discussion on the impact of information technology (IT) on work and society. Hear from leading experts about IT-led innovations in health, adolescent development, and social media. Join us for a lively discussion followed by networking and a tour of Electronic Arts’ Burnaby Campus (and a chance to play with some cool toys!). For more information, please check out their website at www.scwistevents.ca

CCWESTT Conference

Date: May 3-5, 2012
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Details: Plans for the next CCWESTT Conference are underway! The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) will be hosting it's 14th Biennial CCWESTT Conference from May 3-5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

To learn more about the conference, please visit the CCWESTT Conference website.

DAWEG and SCWIST - Dress for Success with Joyce Lau, Fashionista Bootcamp

Date/Time: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Cost: $30 for DAWEG/APEGBC/SCWIST members, $35 non members Registration: Register Online . Deadline to register is March 21, 2012.
(Those who are not members of APEGBC can create a 'non-member' account to register online as necessary. Thank you).

Details: DAWEG and SCWIST are excited to be partnering to hold Dress for Success! Joyce Lau, founder of Fashionista Bootcamp will be presenting. Gain a competitive advantage at work by learning to perfect your personal brand and strategically influence others by using clothing as a key technique. Join us for an informative evening where you will: learn to avoid sabotaging your image at work, gain insight into strategically packaging yourself for promotability, and get armed with the wardrobe must-have's for every successful man and woman.

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