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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Confronting bias in STEM: Outcomes from a Equity, Diversity & Inclusion seminar

Byline: Wynona Klemt

“You are biased. And so am I,” was the message that started off the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) seminar last week. Bias in science and academia is now being recognized as a prevalent problem, influencing hiring practices, attrition rates, and collaborations.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Two first-year Science students receive HeForShe scholarships

Group photo of all six HeForShe scholarship recipients.

Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Science welcomes two new HeforShe Scholars

All six 2017 HeForShe scholarship recipients holding a #heforshe sign

Six HeForShe IMPACT scholarships have been awarded to exceptional female students entering their first year as undergraduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young women to pursue fields in STEM, where females are currently underrepresented.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stephanie Swanson and Emily Carlson receive University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT Scholarships

Stephanie Swanson and Emily Carlson

Six young women entering STEM disciplines have been awarded a 2016 University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT scholarship. 

Incoming Science students Stephanie Swanson (pictured left) and Emily Carlson (pictured right) were among the recipients. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Science student Anya Forestell to speak at HeForShe Anniversary event in NYC

Anya Forestell, a student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy student, will be speaking today at the second anniversary celebration of the UN Women's HeForShe movement for gender equity.

Forestell will share her experiences as being a woman in STEM. The event will be held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) event in New York City.