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Panel discussion on women in Science and Technology – UNB, May 9 April 30, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in Uncategorized.
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You are invited to join the discussion.

When: May 9, 10 a.m. – noon

Where: Head Hall (the Gillin Hall part of the engineering complex), Room C11 (enter from campus side or from Windsor Street entrance)

What: Panel and full group discussion


“All is well with women in science—or is it?” asks Prof. Geoff Rayner-Canhem, professor of chemistry at MUN (Grenfell Campus) who teaches Women in Science and, together with his partner Marlene Rayner-Canham, has published several books about the work of forgotten women scientists.

Geoff is joined by professional engineer Christine Plourde, President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NB, who is actively involved in a national effort to increase the proportion of women members in the profession.

Building a bridge (metaphorically) between the academy and the STEM work world is sociologist Dr. Lori Leach, who is an occasional lecturer in UNB’s Gender and Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Program, researches women in computer science in particular, and promotes women in trades and technology.

The event will be moderated by Prof. Frank Collins of UNB’s Engineering Faculty and Prof. Wendy Robbins of UNB’s Gender and Women’s Studies program.

Come along and add your voice!


Calling all UNB CS grads to a free breakfast on May 2 April 28, 2014

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event.
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The Faculty of Computer Science is offering a UNB Computer Science Alumni Breakfast, free of charge, to start off this year’s CS Research Expo. We are expecting people at 7:00 am, May 2nd, at the UNB Wu Centre. It is planned as an informal event.

People are asked to confirm their attendance as soon as possible to order food accordingly. Simply contact Genevieve at gen.audet@unb.ca or call her at 506-452-6321.
We hope to see you there.  Don’t hesitate to share the invitation with any UNB Computer Science graduates you know!
UNB CS Alumni Breakfast May 2

Opportunity to volunteer at a Trades & Tech Gala for Girls, April 29 April 15, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014, Event, General Notices.
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If you might be available to share your career story with the girls and their families attending the upcoming Trades & Tech Gala for Girls in Saint John, 5:30-8:30 p.m., on April 29th, please contact Kate McLean at kate.mclean@gnb.ca or (506) 462-5910.

If you know anyone who lives in the Saint John area who would be a good fit for this event, please pass along the details.  Those of us who have participated in these events has found them enjoyable and worthwhile.

Please consider reaching out to Kate and her team.

CANCELLED: NBWICT April Luncheon Event or May Wine Event – stay tuned for further notices April 14, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014, May 2014, Uncategorized.
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This two-part event is being cancelled. News of a special fall gathering will shared as details emerge.

Hello everyone,

You are cordially invited to attend the April 24th NB Women in IT/ICT luncheon update event or the May 7th wine and chat event. Pick one and join us.

Last month we heard from Larry Sampson about the state of the ICT industry in NB and the ICT talent gap challenges we have that is affecting our potential to excel.

In 2012 our group undertook a strategy planning session. From that a number of important sector initiatives were identified and deemed relevant to improving the sector and the involvement and advancement of women in ICT.

In short, there are a lot of opportunities to chase. From peer mentoring that helps advance women into senior leadership roles to getting the attention of young girls onto the fun of building robots. But, we can’t chase everything.

Our informal group, of which you are a part,  represents a great resource to the advancement of the sector. NBWICT would like to better focus that collective resource on a specific endavour for the coming year. We would like you to join us this month for lunch or wine conversation to determine that focus. We want everyone’s input. Where do you think we should be focusing our attention? What would interest you?

Upcoming Courage to Act Workshops April 14, 2014

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in April 2014.
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Join us for new Courage to Act™ (CTA™) Programs for Women:

1. Get out on a Limb Workshops:

2. Bold Goals Workshops:

Join Kathleen Howard, Karen MacDonald, other special guest speakers and co-facilitators for interactive workshops that will:

  • Inspire you;
  • Reveal something new about yourself;
  • Deepen your leadership knowledge with our special mentorship boosters;
  • Meet other focused women leaders and broaden your professional network; and,
  • Help you commit to stepping up your leadership game!

The cost for each of these workshop is $75 and you can register online here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/ambir-6075262217?s=22206763. These workshops are open to all women including students.

The CTA program and its workshops is about mentoring each other, feeding our passions and together create an Atlantic Canadian-wide network of committed, compassionate and courageous women leaders.

This series of workshops is being hosted by New Brunswick Community College  (NBCC) <http://www.nbcc.ca/en/home/default.aspx> and made possible through financial support from Government of Canada and NB Post- Secondary Education Training and Labour.

We can’t wait to meet you. Hope to see you there!

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