WWEST Blog

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Zoey ClarkeDepictions of Women in STEM: Zoey Clarke
    Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a show that centers on Zoey Clarke, a woman in STEM who can also hear people’s feelings through song. This can come in handy sometimes, especially when she hears her coworkers’ thoughts on her promotion. She is a valuable software engineer for the company.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Jett RenoDepictions of Women in STEM: Jett Reno
    Vancouver is celebrating Pride this week and we wanted to profile another queer woman in STEM. Star Trek has many women in STEM, including Jett Reno from Star Trek: Discovery, portrayed by Tig Notaro.

  • Words Have Power: Avoiding Exclusionary Job AdvertisementsWords Have Power: Avoiding Exclusionary Job Advertisements
    How can job advertisements appeal to a diverse hiring pool by changing the words they use to describe new positions and what hiring managers are looking for?

  • Dr. Theresa Tam and COVID-19Dr. Theresa Tam and COVID-19
    If you’re keeping up with the COVID-19 news another name you might recognize is Dr. Theresa Tam. Dr. Tam has been the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada since June 26, 2017.

  • Depictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Jane FosterDepictions of Women in STEM: Dr. Jane Foster
    With so much free time on my hands lately, I rewatched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and as I did I found myself paying more attention to the women in STEM. Dr. Jane Foster was particularly interesting because she has a different career in both the comics and the movies, and she seems to be used as a plot device in both.