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Upcoming Events

Made-in-Canada Athena SWAN Consultation

Informational briefings on a "made in Canada" approach to an Athena SWAN initiative are being held through to September. The briefings will cover the basic objectives and logistics of the model, implementation process, and answer questions from participants. To learn more and sign up, see below, or refer to the information briefings page.

NSERC will be hosting workshops on the creation of an Athena SWAN - type award initiative in Canada in various cities across the country from September 24 to October 4, 2018. Details on locations and dates are:

British Columbia: Vancouver, Monday, September 24, 2018, at University of British Columbia

Alberta: Calgary, Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the University of Calgary

Manitoba: Winnipeg, Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the University of Manitoba

Quebec: Montreal, Monday, October 1, 2018, at Université du Québec à Montréal

Atlantic: Halifax, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Dalhousie University

Ontario: Toronto, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at York University

Register at your earliest convenience but before Friday, September 21, 2018. Meetings are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International Women in Engineering Day is June 23, 2018

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It celebrates the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world. Once again in 2018, we are under UNESCO patronage.  

Taking place annually on 23 June, it's your day, so get involved! In 2018, the INWED 2018 theme of 'Raising The Bar'. @INWED1919 #INWED18 #RaisingTheBar

For more information, visit:

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CCWESTT Past President Dr. Liette Vasseur appointed to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Liette Vasseur as President and Mireille Apollon as Vice-President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO). They will take up these roles in June and September 2018 respectively.

The announcement was made today by Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council, during the Commission’s Annual General Meeting. Since its creation in 1957, the CCUNESCO has been operating under the authority of the Canada Council for the Arts. An Executive Committee composed of representatives from civil society and government stakeholders oversees CCUNESCO’s activities and provides strategic guidance.

Simon Brault seizes the opportunity to thank Dr. Christina Cameron and Danika Billie Littlechild, the outgoing President and Vice-President, for their outstanding support over the past couple of years.

Read the full Press Release HERE.






Save the Date: CCWESTT 2020

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Save the Date!  CCWESTT 2020 will be held in Winnipeg, MB from May 21 to 23, 2020!  It's never to early to start planning your trip to Winnipeg

CCWESTT 2018 Membership Dues Are Now Due

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past 12 months. We value all contributions to CCWESTT, and memberships make up the lifeblood of our organization. Your involvement is extremely important to us and very much appreciated.

We hope that you’ll take this time to renew your membership and remain a part of our community. It couldn’t be easier! Just fill out the applicable online form - Membership Renewal Form - Organizations OR Membership Renewal Form - Individuals - and pay by cheque or credit card (NEW) Questions?  Our staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are ready to help.