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DAWEG Roundtable Discussions

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DAWEG Roundtable Discussions are currently held several times a year and are open to members and non-members alike. Informal in nature, participants discuss activities and initiatives they would like to see DAWEG pursue, with reporting of the progress made to date. Food and beverages are served and there is ample time for socializing and networking. Minutes from the previous Roundtable Discussions can be found in the Archives. Check Upcoming Events to see when the next discussion is scheduled.

December 6th École Polytechnique Massacre Memorial and Holiday Social

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

poster for the Status of Women December 6th

DAWEG's annual memorial of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre is held on December 6th each year, the day 13 female engineering students and one other female were killed at the Montreal university. The event is open to both males and females and includes food, socializing and a candle lighting ceremony to honor the lives lost.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to young Canadian women studying engineering.

December 6th also marks Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

"Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls."

Check Upcoming Events in the fall for registration details and Past Events or 2016 Events and 2014 Events for photos.

14 light beams on Mount Royal


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DAWEG participates in E-Fest, an exciting one-day event hosted by the Vancouver Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) and the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library, taking place each year during National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM).

BC Science Fairs

DAWEG participates in the BC Science Fair, Fraser Valley Science Fair Winners  

To encourage young minds in science and math, DAWEG annually sponsors the BC Science Fair. Special awards are offered for junior and senior students who effectively and enthusiastically communicate an original solution to an engineering or applied science problem. All practicing engineers and educators from the APEGBC membership are urged to step up in their region to act as either a judge or award presenter at this once a year event.

Retreats, Social Events and Speaker Meetings

Seminar with DAWEG- APEGBC Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience.  

DAWEG offers programs ranging from speaker meetings and retreats to socials events and networking evenings. The connections formed through involvement with APEGBC and professional service give DAWEG members a unique position to tap into the industry and community. 

NSERC Chair Sponsorship

DAWEG Sponsors NSERC Chair Elizabeth Croft  

DAWEG has sponsored the past NSERC British Columbia Chair (2010-2015) Elizabeth Croft

The NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) was launched in 1996. Its goal is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and to provide role models for women active in, and considering, careers in these fields. NSERC funding must be matched by cash contributions from corporate sponsors. The program is regionally based, with one Chair for each of the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, and British Columbia and Yukon regions.

  Roundtable Discussions

E-Fest at VPL

Annual December 6th École Polytechnique Massacre Memorial

BC Science Fairs

Socials & Meetings

NSCERC Chair Sponsorship

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