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

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 here!

Why STEM? for Parents & Guradians

What is Engineering?

Check out our other White Papers here.

Hosted at SFU

Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

Science AL!VE
Science in-school workshops, summer camps, and outreach programs at SFU.

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.

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.

Outreach Groups

Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, UBC
Offers camps throughout the year, many aimed at girls in grades K-12, with a focus on hands-on scientific inquiry.

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.

Let's Talk Science - University of Victoria
Let's Talk Science connects educators and youth with outstanding volunteers to deliver a wide variety of meaningful STEM learning experiences in both school and community settings, offering camps and workshops to K-12 students.

Science Adventures
Engaging students, teachers and the community in the exploration of science and technology at Yukon College.

Science Venture
Since 1991, the University of Victoria's Science Venture program has been delivering innovative science, technology, engineering, and math programming to Vancouver Island youth, 5-18 years of age.

We Count Math Society
We Count Math Society is a registered non-profit based in Whitehorse, Yukon. We Count offers Math Mania events, which are free and open to the public.

STEM Career Information

A Mighty Girl
Free "Read Question Think" posters for kids.

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.

 

Finding Ada, "What Kind of Scientist Could I Be?"
Based on research by the Science Council, this poster looks at ten different types of career that scientists can have.

Nerd Girls
A growing global movement which celebrates smart-girl individuality that’s revolutionizing our future.

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

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

Activities

Canada-Wide Science Fair
The Canada-Wide Science Fair brings science, technology, engineering and math out of the classroom - engaging youth in STEM solutions to real world issues.

Ladies Learning Code
A not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

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

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

Goldie Blox
A multimedia company challenging gender stereotypes with storytelling and STEM.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
This book by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.