UBC Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
A research lab operating out of UBC that provides educational and outreach programming.
WWEST Community Partners are non-profit organizations that are aligned with WWEST's vision to increase diversity in scientific and engineering fields.
The goals of the Community Partners Program are to:
- Engage with non-profit organizations throughout the BC/Yukon region that are champions in promoting diversity in STEM;
- Create awareness and change perceptions of STEM disciplines by providing more informative resources on STEM; and,
- Facilitate collaboration between non-profit organizations, as well as with industry partners, working towards these same goals to generate greater impact.
WWEST created the Community Partners Program to promote connections between non-profit organizations that are working towards the same goals through a variety of innovative initiatives. The annual Community Partners meeting is a starting point for many of these connections, which then grow organically into effective collaborations that improve diversity in STEM fields from the ground up.
Community Partners benefit from training and resources provided by WWEST to strengthen their impact. They also qualify to apply for funding from the WWEST and eng·cite Funding Partners program.
If you would like more information about becoming a WWEST Community Partner please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Community Partners:
UBC Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
Curiosity Collider promotes interdisciplinary collaborations that capture natural human curiosity, intersecting art, culture, technology, and humanity. WWEST is funding their "Interstitial: Science Innovations by Canadian Women" project.
Integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND)
A project within the UBC Faculty of Health and Social Development that is developing summer camps where girls can gain hands-on experience with neuroscience, robotics, and coding. Project headed by Dr. Jennifer Jakobi.
Math Catcher Outreach Program
Aims to promote mathematics by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life, with a special focus on Aboriginal imagery and storytelling.
ms infinity (math and science = infinite possibilities), part of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, introduces girls to exciting career options and positive female role models in science and technology.
The Ocean Wise mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder, and appreciation for our oceans.. WWEST is funding their Engineering at the Vancouver Aquarium project to introduce girls to the exciting world of engineering in a marine research context.
UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy
The Department is committed to serving Canada and the province of British Columbia by attracting and training outstanding local, national, and international students, and conducting forefront research that spans the field. WWEST is funding the development of an expansion to their Brownie Visits program, featuring activity visits to fulfill the "Making Things Go" Brownie badge.
SFU School of Computing Science
The School of Computing Science's research is world-renowned, and its students graduate with advanced knowledge in areas such as networks, multimedia, healthcare and telecommunications. WWEST is funding their "Invent the Future (AI4All)" event taking place in July, 2018.
Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at UBC is a new venture into research of systems and phenomena explicitly involving quantum mechanics. WWEST is funding their "Quantum Indigenous Women Initiative (QuIWI)."
University of Waterloo: Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Developing the Women of Innovation initiative, which highlighted women in the field of engineering during a one-day symposium in Vancouver. Headed by Dr. Mary Wells and Dr. Anne Millar.
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
A mentoring program that aims to support the success of young women transitioning from their undergraduate education to a career in science or engineering, to prepare and mentor them to remain in scientific careers.