Women in Physics & Astronomy (WiPA)


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The University of Waterloo’s Women in Physics and Astronomy program is a donor-funded program with the goal of correcting the gender imbalance among students in Physics & Astronomy. In 2021, female students made up only 28.64% of students in Physics and Astronomy programs. WiPA’s activities and initiatives focus on increasing the number of women in the department through recruitment, retention, and overall support of female students. Our activities include hosting or supporting workshops, seminars, mentoring and networking events for female students and alumni, as well as providing support to women for conference attendance.

Upcoming WiPA Events

Sept 15, 2022: WiPA Start of Term Mixer | 3PM - 6PM @ IQC Patio

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Women in Physics & Astronomy is holding a start of term mixer to welcome our first-year women in Physics and Astronomy programs! Free food is provided, and registration is encouraged.

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: IQC Patio