September 19 – 20, 11AM – 3PM
Main floor of the AMS Nest, across from Uppercase
Come visit our booth to learn more about UBC Women in Science, hear about our events, and sign up for a membership! Memberships are $5 if you like our Facebook page, $6 otherwise. The executive team looks forward to meeting you!
October 3rd, 6PM – 9PM
Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
Come join us at our 2017-2018 kickoff event for the chance to meet like-minded students, connect with a mentor, and enjoy dinner and dessert. This event is mandatory for all members who wish to participate in this year’s mentorship program.
This event is 2$, and includes dinner.
Professional Development Workshop
November 14th, 6 PM – 9 PM
A workshop style event where we will go over some of the “soft skills” necessary in a profession, such as interview skills, resume writing, and professional image on social media.
We also have FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS that you can use to boost your LinkedIn profile or for an awesome profile picture. Dinner will be provided. All genders welcome.
Career Panel Night
Irving K. Barber Library, Room 157
Come to Career Panel Night for a chance to hear from professionals about potential careers in your field. This a great chance to network and consider new areas of interest. Refreshments will be served.
Last year we had several panelists including Dr. Marcia Graves and Dr. Kathryn Zeiler, PhDs and BIOL340 instructors, a Masters student in Evolutionary Biology, a Masters in Pathology, a UBC Dentistry student, and a PhD in Genetics.
Research Lab Tours
February 27th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Get a chance to tour a research laboratory and learn about some of the research happening at UBC!
Last year we gave students the opportunity to visit various labs in the Centre for Brain Health, Computer Science Building, and the Life Science Center, including:
The Haas Lab (Neuroscience)
The Doudet Lab (Parkinsons)
The Cote Lab (HIV & Retroviral Therapy)
The Computer Vision Lab (Human Pose Estimation, Scene Parsing, etc.)
The SPIN Lab (Human Perception)
The Hammond Lab
Previous students have been able to secure a research position after attending WiS’ lab tours!
International Women’s Day Banquet
March 8th, 6:30 PM – 9 PM
In collaboration with UBC’s Young Women in Business Club, WiS is a participant in UBC’s annual IWD banquet- the largest student-run International Women’s Day event in Vancouver. Come out to TELUS Gardens to celebrate women, hear from some high-profile keynote speakers, participate in a silent auction, speak to professionals during a panel discussion, and much more at this semi-formal event. Tickets are $17 for WiS members, $20 for other UBC students, or $30 for the general public. See the 2018 event page HERE for more information or click HERE to purchase a ticket.
Annual General Meeting [Executive Elections] & Year-End Celebration
March 13th, 6 PM – 8 PM
Come listen to candidates for the executive positions of VP Administration and VP Mentorship!
This is also your chance to become more involved with WiS as an executive member. We will be hosting our Year-End celebration featuring food, drinks, and cake!
If you are interested in applying to become one of these executive positions, please click the “Get Involved” tab.
March 15th, 6 PM – 9 PM
This event is exclusive to mentors and mentees paired at our October Meet-a-Mentor event this academic year. Mentors and Mentees will have a chance to check-in, provide anonymous feedback, and network with other mentors and mentees. Light refreshments will be provided!