Parent Resources


Below you'll find events, camps and career information so you can support the children in your life to be inspired by STEM!

Do you know of a really cool science or engineering resource that we should have up here? Let us know at wwest@sfu.ca

Why STEM? for Parents & Guradians

What is Engineering?

Outreach Groups

Feminist Frequency
Video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.

GEERing Up!
Engineering and science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at UBC Vancouver & Okanagan.

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Programs to introduce girls to exciting career options and positive female role models in science and technology.

Project Implicit
An online test that measures your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation and other topics.

Science Al!ve
Science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at SFU.

SHAD
A Canadian charity that provides a month-long summer program focused on STEAM to 800 students every year. 

STEM Outreach Collective

The SFU STEM Outreach Collective is a collection of SFU groups that are focused on promoting outreach and engagement within STEM. Representatives from these groups meet once a semester in order to brainstorm ways to make STEM more accessible for all.

STEM Career Information

Bridging the Gap
Twelve videos on occupations in the electricity and renewable energy industry by Electricity Human Resources Canada.

CurioCity
Learn about a careers that use STEM skills and knowledge from people who love what they do for a living. Learn about their career pathways, what motivates them and why their jobs are important to others.

Science and Technology Career Videos
Women in science, engineering and the trades share what they do at work from WISEatlantic, another CWSE Chair.

Other Fun Resources

WWEST Women in Science and Engineering Game

Supported by WWEST, the Phylo(mon) Project has released a fun card game that focuses on awesome women in STEM, as well as issues pertaining to the challenges around gender equity. The game can be downloaded for free at the link above!

Technovation
Technovation offers girls ages 10-18 around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. They will learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem.