Funding Partners

The WWEST and eng•cite Funding Partners program brings together training, resources and funding to support community organizations and research groups that are undertaking activities to promote outreach, recruitment and retention for girls, young women and industry professionals in engineering, science and technology.

The following groups have received funding from WWEST and eng•cite. Scroll down for more information on the organizations and the projects funded.

2018-19 Successful Applicants

Curiosity Collider Art-Science Foundation

Project name:
Her Story: Canadian Women Scientists
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
curiositycollider.org

GW Graham Secondary

Project name:
Tech Girls Outreach
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Chilliwack, BC
Website:
gwg.sd83.bc.ca

Science AL!VE

Project name:
Girls Exploring STEM: Discovery Days
Institution:
Simon Fraser University
Funding Awarded:
$2,800
Location:
Burnaby, BC
Website:
sciencealive.ca

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

Project name:
Ms. infinity's Forensic Science Workshop Series
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
scwist.ca

2017-18 Successful Applicants

Curiosity Collider Art-Science Foundation

Project name:
Interstitial: Science Innovations by Canadian Women
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$4,900
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
curiositycollider.org

Geering Up!

Project name:
Engineering Badge Day for Girl Guides
Institution:
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Funding Awarded:
$3,000
Location:
Kelowna, BC
Website:
geeringup.ca

Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)

Project name:
Indigenous High School STEM Learning Experience
Institution:
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Funding Awarded:
$3,500
Location:
Kelowna, BC
Website:
hes.ok.ubc.ca

Ocean Wise

Project name:
Engineering at the Vancouver Aquarium
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
vanaqua.org

Physics & Astronomy

Project name:
Introducing Physics to Young Girls
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$3,500
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
phas.ubc.ca

School of Computing Science

Project name:
Invent the Future (AI4All @ Simon Fraser University)
Institution:
Simon Fraser University
Funding Awarded:
$3,000
Location:
Burnaby, BC
Website:
sfu.ca

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

Project name:
Piloting of a model for affiliated groups in British Columbia
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$4,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
scwist.ca

Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

Project name:
Quantum Indigenous Women Initiative (QuIWI)
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$2,570
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
qmi.ubc.ca

2016-17 Successful Applicants

Advanced Molecular Biology Lab

Project name:
Women in STEM "Cited" Podcast Episodes
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$4,500
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
citedpodcast.com

Applied Sciences Outreach

Project name:
FAS Tech Girls Camp
Institution:
Simon Fraser University
Funding Awarded:
$1,000
Location:
Burnaby, BC
Website:
sfu.ca/fas/news-and-outreach

Geering Up!

Project name:
WWEST White Paper Videos
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$2,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
geeringup.ca

Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)

Project name:
Integrating Robotics and Coding into Neursoscience Outreach
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$2,000
Location:
Kelowna, BC
Website:
hes.ok.ubc.ca

Let's Talk Science UVic


Project name:
Women in Science Research Symposium
Institution:
University of Victoria
Funding Awarded:
$1,000
Location:
Victoria, BC
Website:
letstalkscience.ca

Science Venture


Project name:
Venture Girls Program Expansion
Institution:
University of Victoria
Funding Awarded:
$2,000
Location:
Victoria, BC
Website:
scienceventure.ca

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

Project name:
Quantum Leaps Conferences in Rural Communities
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
scwist.ca

UBC Curriculum & Pedagogy


Project name:
GirlsHackUBC
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$2,500
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
edcp.educ.ubc.ca

University of Waterloo


Project name:
Women of Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, BC
Institution:
University of Waterloo
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
uwaterloo.ca

We Count Math Society

Project name:
Math Mania
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Whitehorse, YT
Website:
www.facebook.com/We-Count-Math-Society

2015-16 Successful Applicants

Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory


Project name:
Teacher workshops & Impact and Best Practices Analysis
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
bioteach.ubc.ca

Growing, Learning Opportunities With Science (GLOWS)

Project name:
Quantum Leaps Conference & Girls After School Club
Institution:
Selkirk College
Funding Awarded:
$3,500
Location:
Castlegar, BC
Website:
glowsonline.ca

Geering Up!


Project name:
Girls Only Make-athon
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$1,500
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
geeringup.ca

Geering Up!


Project name:
Girls Only Programming Expansion
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$1,000
Location:
Kelowna, BC
Website:
geeringup.ca

Let's Talk Science UBC


Project name:
Bio-engineering High School Science Symposium
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$1,500
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
ubclts.com

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

Project name:
Emerging STEM Talent Toolkit
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$5,000
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
scwist.ca

Girls Exploring Physics

 

Project name:
Pro-D Day for Teachers
Institution:
Simon Fraser University
Funding Awarded:
$1,500
Location:
Burnaby, BC
Website:
sfu.ca/physics/outreach/girls-physics.html

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)


Project name:
WiSE Mentoring Program
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$800
Location:
Kelowna, BC
Website:
wise.ok.ubc.ca

Women in Mining BC

 

Project name:
Gala Tickets for Unemployed EIT Women
Institution:
n/a
Funding Awarded:
$800
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
wimbc.com

UBC Sociology

Project name:
Students' Education Trajectory Decisions
Institution:
University of British Columbia
Funding Awarded:
$4,580
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Website:
soci.ubc.ca