September 21st – 23rd, 11AM – PM
Main floor of the AMS Nest, across Speakeasy
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, $6 otherwise. The executive team looks forward to meeting you!
October 13th, 6PM – 9PM
Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
Come join us at our 2016-2017 kickoff event for the chance to meet like-minded students, connect with a mentor, and enjoy dinner and dessert. This event is mandatory for all members who wish to participate in this year’s mentorship program. RSVP on our Facebook Event:
In order to participate in the mentorship program you MUST FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION FORM BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th!
This event is 2$, and includes dinner.
*** 10 Integrated Science Points are provided for this event!
Lunch and Learn
October 31st, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Room 146 – ICICS/CS Building
2366 Main Mall
Come enjoy a free lunch and an informative lecture session about relevant issues in Computer Science. You are encouraged to attend this event even if you are not a Computer Science student! There will be 2-3 mentors in the field present.
In order to attend, please register with your CWL at the following link:
Professional Development Workshop
November 15th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
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.
Guest Speaker: Katya Sen
Katya Sen is a 5th year Sauder student and a former Career Fundamentals Teaching Assistant. She has mentored over 100 students in effective strategies for networking, interviewing, and writing resumes and cover letters.
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.
RSVP for this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1224362694291180/
6:00-6:30: Professional headshots, dinner, and mingling
6:30-8:00: Professional development workshop
Abdul Ladha Student Centre
A casual, fun event where you can chat with your mentor and connect with other students. Also a great opportunity to network with any mentors that you may have not been able to meet at our Meet-a-Mentor event!
Research Lab Tours
January 19th, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Building Room 102, 2360 East Mall
Get a chance to tour a research laboratory and learn about some of the research happening at UBC!
This 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!
Career Panel Night
February 15th, 2017
6PM – 8PM
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.
This 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.
Extraordinary Women in Science Panel Discussion
March 2nd, 2017
6PM – 8PM
Abdul Ladha Science Student Center
UBC Women in Science is collaborating with UBC’s Microbiology & Immunology Student Association to host a panel discussion that brings extraordinary women in science together for a fireside chat about what it means to be a successful woman in the science sector. Join us for a night of enriching conversations, valuable networking, and career exploration!
You will have an opportunity to listen to speakers from various fields and professions, including academia, industry, and medicine. You will also be able to network with them and ask any questions you may have. Plus, there’ll be free food involved!
Stay tuned as we announce our speakers!
WHO: Everyone is welcome!
WHAT: Panel discussion and networking event where you can hear from and connect with women in various science-related fields and professions (i.e. academia, industry and medicine).
WHY: Women do fantastic work in science, but can sometimes be underrepresented (and overrepresented in other aspects). By engaging in conversation about how that impacts their careers, we can appreciate the great work that women (and men) do for science!
Everyone is welcome to attend this event; we feel that it’s important to have this conversation from all kinds of perspectives. We hope to see you there!
Annual General Meeting [Executive Elections] & Year-End Celebration
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Irving K. Barber Library, Room 155
Come listen to candidates for the executive positions of
VP Administration and Treasurer!
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!
Membership is 5$. If you are interested in applying to become one of these executive positions, please click the “Get Involved” tab.
Mentor Check-In (2)
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
6:00PM – 7:30PM
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!