The Institute catalyzes research and action to advance the education and success of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through the following activities:
- Awarding scholarships, bursaries and grants for students wishing to study in one of the STEM fields of study or students wishing to study issues of women and minorities in STEM.
- Create and maintain an online resource centre (hub) and database on information concerning education in STEM fields.
- Promote the contributions of past and present women (especially BIPOC* women) in STEM to increase the visibility of role models.
- Foster and disseminate research concerning STEM fields as both an educational and career choice.
BIPOC* – Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour
The Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences (CIWES)
is a Canadian Charitable Organization.
Canadian Archive of Women in STEM
We are recovering and preserving material that defines the work and stories of women in STEM for use by future generations.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, the University of Ottawa’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and the Faculty of Science are hosting a panel discussion inspired by...read more
Director Claire Deschênes doubly honored in 2019 CIWES-ICFIS warmly congratulates Director Claire Deschênes on her appointment as Member (CM) of the Order of Canada on June 27, 2019. This appointment highlights her contribution to research and teaching in mechanical...read more
Our president Monique (Aubry) Frize publishes her memoirs“A Woman in Engineering : Memoirs of a Trailblazer. An Autobiography” , Foreword by Ruby Heap, University of Ottawa Press 2019Monique Frize is an acclaimed biomedical engineer and a important actor in favor of...read more