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:

  1. Create and maintain an online resource centre (hub) and database on information concerning education in STEM fields.
  2. Promote the contributions of past and present women (especially BIPOC* women) in STEM to increase the visibility of role models.
  3. 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.

Annual Report

2022 Annual Report


Director Claire Deschênes doubly honored in 2019

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...

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Our president Monique (Aubry) Frize publishes her memoirs

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...

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CIWES-ICFIS new Directors

CIWES-ICFIS New Directors The organisation is expanding to increase its impact. On April 1st 2020, CIWES-ICFIS was pleased to welcome three new directors: Troy Eller English (archivist for the Society of Women Engineers, based at Wayne State University in Detroit),...

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