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Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering

The Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program (CWSE) was launched in 1996. Its goal is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering, and to provide role models for women active in, and considering, careers in these fields. The program is regionally based, with one Chair for each of the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, and British Columbia/Yukon regions.

Learn about the current chairholders and their chair program.

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Department of Biology
Mount Saint Vincent University
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Ève Langelier
Dr. Eve Langelier

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke
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Dr. Shohini GhoseProfessor
Dr. Shohini Ghose

Department of Physics and Computer Science
Wilfrid Laurier University
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Dr. Laleh Behjat
Dr. Laleh Behjat

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Calgary
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Dr. Jennifer Jakobi
Dr. Jennifer Jakobi

School of Health and Exercise Sciences
University of British Columbia Okanagan
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With NSERC and industry partner support we've begun to STEM the tide of gender inequity in science, technology and engineering. Education has allowed us to reach parents, teachers and other influencers, helping empower girls to pursue STEM careers. But women still need your support. With information and inspiration the current gender gap will become a thing of the past!
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CWSE program evaluation

The CWSE program was evaluated in 2021.

For more information, contact us at cwse-cfsg@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.