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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
October 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

About the Centre

What are our goals?

  • To attract women into science and mathematical/quantitative fields
  • To support and celebrate women’s contributions to science and mathematical social sciences
  • To address challenges women still face in higher education and careers in science

Why is this important?

Achieving gender equity will:

  • Strengthen science and technology research in Canada
  • Potentially double the highly skilled workforce in science and technology in Canada.
  • Increase the number of female leaders and role models in academia, government and industry

Who are we?

Membership is open to all at Laurier and partner institutions who are interested in participating in research and/or activities that promotes women in science and mathematical social sciences. Click here for a current list of members.


Centre Administration:


  • Shohini Ghose, Physics & Computer Science

Associate Director:

  • Maria Gallego, Economics

Scientific Committee:

  • Debbie Chaves, Librarian
  • Allison McDonald, Biology
  • Cristina Stoica, Mathematics
  • Colleen Willard-Holt, Education

Student Executive Committee Chair and Research Coordinator

  • Eden Hennessey

Outreach Coordinator

  • Charlotte Armstrong