Events

WCE Upcoming Events

Project with Confidence

Join us on March 22nd for an interactive workshop to learn how to harness the power of your voice. Ever been asked to speak more loudly or clearly when giving a presentation? Ever heard that squeak or tremor in your voice that instantly gave away how nervous you felt? The voice and body are intrinsically connected. A powerful voice requires confident posture. This workshop will not only allow you to sound louder and more confident, but to embody that confidence in a way that allows you to nurture and build the skill until it feels like instinct. Light refreshments will be provided. See the link below to buy yours today!

International Women’s Day Tea Pairing Social

Curious about how you could pair tea with cheese and chocolate?
Join ASTTBC-BCWiT and WCE on March 18th for this unique joint event celebrating International Women’s Day, as Certified Tea Sommelier Del Tamborini guides us through a delectable tasting of chocolate, cheese and tea.
Ticket prices also include light refreshments. Don’t forget to bring business cards for your chance to win a teapot!
When: March 18th, 6:00 pm
Where: WSP office (840 Howe St, Unit #1000)
WCE is an inclusive community. All genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.

IN OUR NETWORK

UBC Gender Equity and STEM Conference

The UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2020 is scheduled to take place on March 14th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The main goal of this conference is to advance dialogue around gender inclusion and equality in STEM fields, specifically with regards to women and other gender-oppressed communities, and equip attendees with the inspiration and motivation to tackle the STEM gender gap in their own spheres. Topics will include the stigma and bias women and gender-oppressed communities face when pursuing careers and education in STEM, how gender-oppressed communities have made a positive impact on the world through STEM, how the gender gap in STEM can best be addressed through policy and innovation, and the societal, health and economic impacts of addressing this gap.  
 
Featured speakers:
– Dr. Steph van Willigenburg, Professor of Mathematics, UBC
– Dhalie Patara, Director of Finance & Paloma Corvalan, Director of Youth Engagement with Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
– Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, Associate Professor, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse, UBC Faculty of Medicine & Physical Therapy
– Selena Wilson, Principal Project Manager at Mott MacDonald
– Cybele Negris, co-founder and CEO of Webnames.ca, the first .ca registrar
– The Girl Guides of Canada – BC Council
– UBC Young Women for STEM members

The conference will encourage collaboration across disciplines and experience levels. It is open to anyone! We look forward to having STEM students and professionals of all genders at the conference. Attendees are invited to learn, share, and collaborate by providing the opportunity to partake in workshops and engage with speakers during the panel session. 
 
Registration is online through Showpass at the link below.

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