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2015 Events

Ecole Polytechnique Massacre Memorial and Social, Sunday December 6, 2015

Plaque at École Polytechnique commemorating victims of the 1989 massacre for which DAWEG organizes a memorial.   

DAWEG hosted the December 6th Memorial and Holiday Social to marking the 26th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre.

The event was open to all APEGBC and DAWEG members and their guests, male and female, and was a great evening in which we shared and acknowledged our professional and personal accomplishments.

A portion of the registration fee went to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.

Tshirts for the DAWEG Memorial T-shirt Funding Drive were also on sale.

DAWEG Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30PM

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Discussion and updates on DAWEG activities and pursuits.

Light Refreshments were served.

Location:APEGBC Head Office

DAWEG Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:30PM

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Discussion and updates on DAWEG activities and pursuits. Light Refreshments were served.

UBC, West Mall Annex 110, 1933 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2

DAWEG/APEGBC Vancouver Branch – Panel Speaker Event Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:30-9:00PM

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A seminar on Recruitment, Retention, Growth, and Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience.

Location:Vancouver Public Library, Alma Van Dusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Creating Connections 4.0, May 22 & 23, 2015

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The Creating Connections conference is held every 2 years. This time, the SFU Women in Engineering, Science and Technology group hosted it, and it was held at the SFU Burnaby Campus. The conference was especially for Women in engineering, Science, and Technology, but generally open to all interested in attending.

BC Regional Science Fair Schedule

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DAWEG supplied volunteer judges to give out our DAWEG Awards at the Science Fairs in Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, South Fraser and Vancouver.

Current awards criteria:

To be awarded to a female student or a partnership which has at least one female on their team and who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math. If one year, there is no female student participating in the Regional Science Fair, the award will be deferred to the next year. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, South Fraser and Vancouver Island Regional Science Fairs.


Fraser Valley – April 7 to 10, 2015

Greater Vancouver – April 9 to 11, 2015

South Fraser – April 9 & 10, 2015

Vancouver Island – April 12 to 13, 2015

E-Fest (Engineering-Fest), March 21, 2015 – 10am to 4pm

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E-Fest (Engineering-Fest) is an APEGBC event and is organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Branch. DAWEG had a booth at this event, with volunteers speaking to the public and children about DAWEG, engineering, science, career options, or anything else related to Engineering or DAWEG.


Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C.


Sea to Sky Branch – Panel Speaker Event – Women in Engineering and Geoscience, Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:30-9:30 pm

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In an effort to support the continuing growth and advancement of women in the profession, the APEGBC Sea-to-Sky Branch collaborated with the Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering & Geoscience (DAWEG) in a seminar to giving insight on how women can proactively build their confidence, and what they could do to successfully integrate and advance in the fields of engineering and geoscience. The main objective of the seminar was to help engineers and geoscientists tackle obstacles in regards to discrimination against women in the workplace, to help the advancement of women into leadership positions, and to create opportunities that appeal to women in the workforce.

This event consisted of a panel discussion with a wide range of guest panelists, including male and female professionals in management positions and recruitment, in both engineering and geoscience in an effort to offer a range of perspectives in the discussion. The discussions included but were not limited to:

  • How could women overcome obstacles which are making it difficult for them to enter or stay in engineering and geoscience?
  • How can women best showcase their capabilities and reach for more when dealing with difficult employers?
  • What can organizations and employers do to support their female colleagues in career advancement?
  • How can we empower women and help nourish their confidence to enter the engineering profession?

Location: Legion Hall, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver

APEGBC Women in Leadership Workshops

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APEGBC wass pleased to host the “Taking the Stage” and “Succeeding on Stage” sessions. In addition, APEGBC worked with the Humphrey Group to develop a short 1.5 hour webinar on Women in Leadership in January. This webinar provided tips that enable women leaders to project a powerful leadership presence and excel in the corporate world.

Women in Leadership
January 29, 2015 Webinar

NEW Taking the Stage
February 11, 2015 - Vancouver, BC

NEW Succeeding on Stage
March 24, 2015 - Vancouver, BC


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