WWEST Associate Chairs Program
One of the biggest things we did this year was the creation of the WWEST Associate Chairs Program. The program’s goal is to establish satellite programs across BC and the Yukon at NSERC-eligible institutions to increase impact in communities outside of the lower mainland of BC. In January 2018 we announced the WWEST Associate chair at Yukon college which is held by Alison Anderson who is a Technology Innovation Officer at Yukon College (See the Press Release.) In September 2018 we announced the WWEST Associate chair at UBC Okanagan which is held by Jennifer Jakobi who is an Associate Professor at the School of Health and Exercise Sciences UBCO (See the Press Release.) We are excited about the impact these programs have had in 2018, notably the recent report on Women in STEM in the Yukon that was published as a joint effort with the WWEST Associate Chair at Yukon College. We look forward to seeing both programs continue their efforts in 2019.