WWEST Blog

  • Dr. Bonnie Henry and COVID-19Dr. Bonnie Henry and COVID-19
    COVID-19 has taken over the news lately, and here in British Columbia we’ve all been awaiting daily updates from Dr. Bonnie Henry.

  • Dr. Amy Le Vesconte: Her life and memoirDr. Amy Le Vesconte: Her life and memoir
    Chemistry and Compassion is the memoir of chemist and beloved teacher, Dr. Amy Le Vesconte. Amy taught chemistry for four decades and became well known for being fun and extremely supportive.

  • International Women's Day 2020International Women's Day 2020
    International Women's Day is March 8 and this year is "Each for Equal”. The big question they are asking this year is “how will you forge a gender-equal world?” They are challenging us to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Michael BurnhamDepictions of Women in STEM: Michael Burnham
    To celebrate Black History month, we are bringing you another woman of colour for our media depictions post this month. Decades after Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on the original Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery came to our television screens and brought us a woman of colour as the lead. Michael Burnam started as a xenoanthropologist before becoming a science specialist on the U.S.S. Discovery.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Stacey McGillDepictions of Women in STEM: Stacey McGill
    This time we're looking at math whiz Stacey McGill of the popular teen book series "The Baby-Sitters' Club."