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Get the Full Picture: Women, Diversity and Research Excellence
June 8, 2015
On June 8, NSERC hosted a day of activities to raise the profile of women in science and engineering. Get the Full Picture: Women, Diversity and Research Excellence was co-hosted by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, together with NSERC president, Dr. B. Mario Pinto. The 16 researchers and students featured at the event presented on topics such as mind-controlling parasites, human-robot interaction, and water-cleaning bacteria. A video of the event is available for view on the NSERC YouTube channel.
Two new chairholders will encourage women in science and engineering
May 22, 2015
Dr. B. Mario Pinto announced the two new chairholders for Women in Science and Engineering during the Creating Connections 4.0 conference at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Dr. Lesley Shannon and Dr. Eve Langelier were announced as the new chairholders for the regions of B.C./Yukon and Quebec, respectively. These leading Canadian women researchers will push the boundaries of traditionally male disciplines and will encourage the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
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