Post-Secondary Resources


Below are resources to support the post-secondary community to encourage diversity in Engineering, Science and Technology.

We hope students will feel more supported in their studies and navigating career while the faculty and administration will understand how to encourage all of their students to embrace diversity.

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

WWEST's Gender Diversity in STEM book

This book answers the questions "Why women in STEM?" "Why does it matter?" "Aren't we past bias in the workplace?" "What if engineering just isn't interesting to girls?" and "What can I do?" with factual, cited answers and evidence. Each topic is succinct, covered in an at-a-glance visual format. Its chapters are accompanied by commentaries from industry leaders and academic experts, selected to provide additional perspectives on the issue of gender diversity in STEM. Topics include: Microaggressions, The Business Case for Gender Diversity, Unconscious Bias, Stereotpye Threat, Social Idenity in the Workplace, Understanding Workplace Diversity for Managers, Gendered Language and Stereotype Awareness for Hiring Committees, Mentoring Works, What is Engineering?, and Why STEM? Information for Parents & Guardians.

Gender Diversity in STEM Executive Summary

Mentoring Works

Students

ASU Careerwise
The anytime online coach for graduate women in science and engineering.

Award and Scholarship Database
A collection of STEM-related awards and scholarships available to post-secondary students. 

Crux Mathematicorum
Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the problems and solutions are fully peer-reviewed for clarity, completeness and rigour by academic and professional mathematicians. Crux includes an "Olympiad Corner" which is particularly helpful for students preparing for math competitions.

Expert Women 
Canadian database of expert women working to increase the number of female voices in the media. 

Immigrating Women in Science (IWIS)
Provides support to immigrating professional women to develop a community where women can share their experience, seek advice and broaden their networks.

Make Possible
A free mentoring network to advance professionals in science and technology careers created by SCWIST.

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

Science 101 Adult Science Course at UBC
The program provides an introductory Science education to adults who have historically had difficulty accessing university. There is no fee for the course and no pre-requisite knowledge is required.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

Society of Women Engineers
A unique place and voice for women engineers within the engineering industry.

Faculty

  • Report:  An Assessment of the Working Climate for the Engineering Faculty at the University of British Columbia, (Vancouver Campus), 2012/13

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

Institutions

  • Report:  An Assessment of the Working Climate for the Engineering Faculty at the University of British Columbia, (Vancouver Campus), 2012/13