Local/International Groups & Local Events
Organizations and events that also promote diversity and inclusion.
Social groups for graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and industry members in STEM in London, Ontario
undergraduate student groups
Student groups supporting diversity and inclusion at Western University in London, Ontario.
Undergraduate students can join these groups via www.westernusc.store/shop/ at the start of each academic year.
Women in Engineering (WIE) at Western University is a student group working to empower and encourage current and prospective female students in the field of engineering. WIE also organizes outreach programs to elementary and high school students. Learn more at www.eng.uwo.ca/wie
Women in Science (WiS) at Western University is a student-led organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women in the Faculty of Science. Learn more at www.womeninscienceuwo.com
Women in STEM is an all-inclusive organization which offers a safe and encouraging environment for people of all genders and all academic backgrounds to explore their interests in STEM. Learn more at www.womeninstemuwo.com
youth outreach events
Outreach events around London, Ontario to encourage girls in STEM
STEMPOSIUM is a one-day annual conference hosted by the undergraduate Women in Science group at Western where girls in high school (Grades 9-12) have the opportunity to learn more about science at Western as well as about career options and interesting aspects of different science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Learn more at www.stemposiumwis.org
Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 7-10 girls to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: "A Caring Profession." Participants are able to learn from female professionals, academics and students as well as enjoy fun, hands-on activities, informative parents' sessions and engineering student exhibits. Learn more at www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/pre-university-programs/just-for-girls/go-eng-girl/
Go CODE Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-11 across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development and discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields. Learn more at www.eng.uwo.ca/outreach/pre-university-programs/just-for-girls/go-code-girl/
Based in Toronto, Canada, hEr VOLUTION is the go to place for youth, particularly young women from underserved communities to come to in order to advance in 21st Century Skills. They create opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM connecting them with leaders in the industry for career support. Learn more at www.hervolution.org
The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) was founded in 1981 as a not-for-profit association aimed at encouraging women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. SCWIST aims to support and promote the education of girls and women through programs and activities in partnership with the community. Learn more at www.scwist.ca