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


Archives Workshop 2014

News Creating the Memories and Celebrating the Legacy of the Bold and the Brave: Building the Archives of Women Scientists and Engineers in Canada BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: The history of women scientists and engineers in Canada is still in its infancy. This can be...

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