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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
October 26, 2016
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We celebrated our launch on Nov 8, 2012! Check out the news release and the photo gallery.

Spring/Summer 2016

WinS co-sponsors women researchers at ISSAC 2016, July 19-22.

WinS hosts the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers Conference, May 12-14. 

Women of Waterloo Region (WOW) Awards, May 5. 

Winter 2016

Gravitational waves for all: A talk by Shohini Ghose, March 22, 4pm, N1057 

International Women's Day celebration: a talk by Eden Hennessey, March 8, 4:30pm, Senate and Board Chambers

The Hunting Ground: Film screening and Q&A, February 25, 1pm, 1C4. 

UN celebration of 1st International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Feb 11  

WinS Meetups: Bi-weekly meetings for WLU students and faculty. Contact us if you want to join us. 

Fall 2015

The gender gap in Canadian labour markets: A talk by Tammy Schirle, WLU, November 17, 4PM, N1058 

Robots! A talk by Catherine Holloway, Clearpath Robotics, October 6, 4pm, N1059 

#DistractinglySexist Research Photo Exhibit, September 15, 7PM, WLU Library 

WinS Meetups: Bi-weekly meetings for WLU students and faculty. Contact us if you want to join us.  

Spring/Summer 2015 

WinS Sponsors Women of Waterloo (WOW) awards gala 

Winter 2015

WinS co-hosts a talk by Karen Lockridge, Principal, pension actuary and sustainability champion, Mercer & Chair, Canadian Institute of Actuaries‘ Committee on Climate Change and Sustainability, March 30, 2015 

WinS co-sponsors Nerd Fest 2015, featuring a talk by WinS Director Shohini Ghose, March 28, 2015. 

International Women's Day: March 8, Film screening, panel discussion and reception

WinS Meetups: Bi-weekly meetings for WLU students and faculty. Contact us if you want to join us.

Fall 2014

5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

Spring/Summer 2014

WinS is co-sponsoring the Theory Canada 9 conference at Laurier in June 2014. Registration is free for all participants and accommodation is free for students. 

Informed Opinions Workshop, May 5, 2014

Winter 2014

WinS co-sponsors a talk by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb for Parkinson's Awareness Month, April 9, 2014 

International Women's Day, March 8, 2014 

WinS co-sponsors a talk by Tom Rand about climate change, March 6, 2014  

Fall 2013 

Planning for the IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics is underway. Click here for more information. 

NASA MAVEN Mars launch event, Nov 18, 2013 

Ada Lovelace Day, October 15, 2013 

Summer, 2013

AMMCS 2013 conference, Minisymposium on Women in Math and Science, August 26-30, 2013. 

G.E.N.I.U.S Camp for grade 7-9 girls, Laurier Enriched Academic Program, July 8-12, 2013.

WinS participates in Discovery Square, Kitchener, July 2013. 

WinS participates in CSA Tweetup of astronaut Chris Hadfield's return to Earth from the International Space Station, May 13, 2013. 

Winter Term, 2013

Math and Science PD Day for high school teachers, Eastwood Collegiate Institute, April 19, 2013. 

Mentorship Matters! Co-hosted by WinS and Canadian Women in Technology Waterloo Chapter, April 3, 2013. 

WinS is proud to sponsor TEDxYouth@Waterloo, March 27, 2013. 

CAP/WinS Lecture: Dr. Alison Lister, 11:30 AM N2090, WLU, March 26, 2013.

International Women's Day Workshop, March 8, 2013

Inspiring Future Women in Science, March 7, 2013

1 Billion Rising Laurier, February 14, 2013


WinS Launch!

Public Lecture by biologist Mary Rumpho

WinS members organize Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Regional Meeting

WinS at Southern Ontario Space Research and Technology (SO Space) Festival

WinS at Steel Rails 2012

Stay tuned for more exciting upcoming events and activities. Focus areas include 

Just a girl: Addressing perceptions of women in science/engineering

Conversations:  Workshops, conferences and activities for and about women in science and mathematical social sciences

Connections:  Building networks and facilitating mentoring

Inclusive classrooms: Developing science education resources based on latest research regarding best practices; Facilitating sharing of ideas and solutions to common problems

Magic of science: Development of demos, tools and activities that demonstrate the power of scientific thinking and how it leads to useful technologies and fuels progress

This is what a scientist looks like:  Public lectures and events to celebrate and raise awareness of women in science

My mom the scientist: Advocating for childcare support for women in science