Our Objectives

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:


  • Create and maintain an online resource center (hub) and database for information concerning education in STEM fields.
  • Promote the contributions of past and present women in STEM to increase the visibility of role models.
  • Foster and disseminate research concerning STEM fields as both an educational and career choice.

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.

Annual Report

2019 Annual Report


Workshop 2019

News Building The Canadian Archive of Women in STEM/Archives Canadiennes des femmes en STIM: The Next PhaseOn October 4th 2019, CIWES hosted a workshop entitled “Building The Canadian Archive of Women in STEM/ Archives canadiennes des femmes en STIM: The Next Phase”...

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New vision, new structure, new name

News New vision, new structure, new name On June 24 2019, the Institute held a strategic planning with partner organisations which had worked and / or supported the Institute’s program and projects. Some of the key outcomes are: The main goal of the Institute was...

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Research Committee, Report 2017-2018

News Research Committee, Report 2017 - 2018 Creating the Memories and Celebrating the Legacy of the Bold and the Brave: Building the Archives of Women Scientists and Engineers in Canada1. The first steps: Both 2017 and 2018 have been very busy years on the research...

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