WWEST Blog

  • Framing the Faculty Gender Gap: A SummaryFraming the Faculty Gender Gap: A Summary
    A summary of the study "Framing the Faculty Gender Gap: A View from STEM Doctoral Students" by Hughes et al, which explores PhD students' perceptions of the gender gap in their STEM faculties.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Cosima NiehausDepictions of Women in STEM: Cosima Niehaus
    It's Vancouver pride month, and in recognition, we are profiling Cosima Niehaus (played by Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany), an LGBT character who is the perfect candidate for this special Pride edition of Depictions of Women in STEM.

  • STEM Inspired ClothingSTEM Inspired Clothing
    Have you heard of STEM-inspired fashion companies? There are many out there, with the goal of bridging the perceived gap between science and fashion design, and also closing the gender gap in STEM.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Ryan StoneDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Ryan Stone
    How did the writers of Gravity depict Dr. Ryan Stone, a biomedical engineer and space mission specialist?

  • WWEST Goes to the YukonWWEST Goes to the Yukon
    Recently, WWEST Chairholder Dr. Lesley Shannon took a trip to the Yukon to visit women engineers who are part of an initiative called 30 by 30, a commitment made to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30% by the year 2030.