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.
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 Canada 1. The first steps: Both 2017 and 2018 have been very busy years on the research front....read more
NSERC Prix Synergie/Synergy Award Winner 2014: Bravo Dr. Claire Deschênes! February 23, 2015 Top row: Robin Sinha CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada, Luc Deslandes, Voith Hydro, Normand Désy, Andritz Hydro, Michel Sabourin, ALSTOM Renewable Energy Canada. Bottom...read more
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...read more