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Upcoming Events

Women in Engineering and Geoscience Panel Discussion, 6-9pm, April 27, 2017 at VPL

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Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Branch.

"Engineering and geoscience has a large-scale retention problem: talented, interested and skilled women leave engineering at higher rates than men. A considerable amount of literature on women leaving engineering and geosciences highlights the difficulty of balancing long work hours and family and the associated lack of mentoring and networks, as well as the risk-taking environment. For any individual, the decision to persist or change careers, jobs, or organizations is often precipitated by a variety of factors that influence the trajectory of the choice process. It is therefore critical to understand the diversity of factors that may lead some women to persist in engineering and geosciences while others to leave it."

Register through APEGBC and read the description posted for full schedule and panel speaker biographies.
This event has been held in the past and proved very popular!

DAWEG Round Table Discussion, May 3, 2017, 5:30 pm, Vancouver

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Stantec Dunsmuir Office, 111 Dunsmuir, 11th Floor, downtown Vancouver.
Please call 604-764-1240 to be escorted up the elevator.

New Roundtable Discussion topics are raised by members in attendance and previous topics are followed up, often with lively discussion and ideas for future projects.

Bring us your ideas and concerns. Refreshments are served!

The Roundtable Discussions are free of charge, but you need to register to attend.
No membership is required to attend but only members may vote or put forward motions.
Everyone is welcome & we would love to meet you!

We are not (all) Dilbert: Attracting Women to Engineering Panel Discussion and AGM, May 23, 5:30 pm, Victoria

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Organized by the APEGBC Victoria Branch and DAWEG.

"Why the gender imbalance? Join the APEGBC Victoria Branch to discuss the driving forces behind the low number of women in the engineering profession and explore misconceptions about engineering and the profession that drive potential students, not only women, from this field.
Victoria Branch AGM to follow panel discussion -support your professional organization and bring about meaningful change!"

Dinner is included. Counts for 2 Professional Development Hours.

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Register through APEGBC

BC Science Fairs, March and April 2017

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

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Science Fairs offer students in grades 4 to 12 the opportunity to create original scientific research or innovative projects which are then displayed at various levels of competition. Science fairs are offered at school, district, regional, national and international levels.

Science Fair Foundation BC supports, organizes, stages and fund-raises Science Fairs in BC, extending to Local, Regional, Canada-Wide and International Science Fairs where students supported by the foundation have consistently produced high standard projects.

There are 14 regional fair held in British Columbia in March and April with a total of 100 fairs across Canada. BC students are selected from the regional fairs to form Team BC at the Canada-Wide Science Fair later in the year.

There are over 20 awards being offered ranging from $50-$1000, including one award from DAWEG. See the Science Fairs Brochure for more details.

Volunteers needed: 4 award attendants.

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Creating Connections 5.0, May 5-6, 2017

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WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology) will bring together people of all genders and backgrounds for Creating Connections 5.0 on May 5 & 6, 2017.

The conference will include presentations and workshops surrounding issues of personal and professional development, networking and inspiration. Creating Connections 5.0 aims to engage industry, the community and students in BC and the Yukon to increase the regional awareness and participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Creating Connections conference series hopes to facilitate meaningful dialogue to create a space where everyone can explore and participate in STEM to better our world.

Increasing gender diversity in STEM and creating an engaged community of individuals that respect each other will better prep STEM industries to create sustainable solutions and developments that better humanity and our world. Previous Creating Connections conferences have resulted in immediate, statistically significant positive changes for both participants' occupational self-efficacy and their awareness of the value of gender diversity. See how Creating Connections 3.0 had a lasting impact.

CC 5.0 Registration will open in January, 2017.
Contact Creating Connections 5.0 for conference and registration updates.

Volunteers are needed Volunteer here

WinSETT Centre Leadership Program, beginning January 20, 2017

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The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is bringing it's Leadership Program to Vancouver starting January 20th. The Leadership program is for early-mid career women in SETT occupations and workplaces. In five full day workshops over 5 months, the 30 participants develop the skills to successfully navigate the SETT Workplace: leadership, communication, negotiation, workplace politics and networking, mentorship and sponsorship. Check out their Vancouver Flyer for more information or register at https://winsettvancouver.eventbrite.ca

Cost is $171-$899.

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.

Special requests to be exempted from the DAWEG Photography Policy shall be made in writing to the Chair of DAWEG at daweg.chair@gmail.com a minimum of one (1) week in advance by event participants and an effort on the part of the participant must be made to identify themselves to the photographer and the Chair at the event and to remove themselves from the area when photographs and videos are being taken.


Women in Engineering and Geoscience Panel    April 27, 2017, Vancouver, volunteers needed

DAWEG Roundtable Discussion    April 2017, Vancouver

Creating Connections 5.0    May 5-6, 2017, Vancouver, volunteers needed

WinSETT Leadership Program    starting January 20, 2017, Vancouver

Also, checkout the event listings at other organizations:

WWest- Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

APEGBC- Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

SCWIST- Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

IWIS-Immigrating Women in Science

WIE@UBC- Women in Engineering at UBC

If your organization hosts women-in-engineeering events in British Columbia and you would like to be listed here, please contact the Webmaster and we would be happy to add your listing!

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