Supporting, Celebrating, and Advocating for Women in Science and Engineering

McMaster WISE Initiative

WISE Initiative Links

Here you will find useful links. Please email the WISE Initiative if you would like a link added or taken away. Enjoy!

McMaster University Links:

School of Graduate Studies: primary contact for external scholarships, offers free writing workshops and Graduate Writing Circles for graduate students looking to improve their writing skills

Student Success Centre: offers Mentorlinks website to connect students with alumni in their fields, offers workshops in resume-writing and interview prep to prepare students for job searches

Student Wellness Centre: can make appointments with a primary care doctor or a counselor in person (MUSC B101) or by phone (ext 27700), group counselling is also available (

Student Accessibility Services: provides support for students with disabilities, including course accommodation, assistive technologies, learning strategies, note-taking, and test and exam administration

International Student Services: provides support for international students and internationally-minded Canadian students

Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS): helps researchers at McMaster to find and apply for relevant grants from external sources

Student Proposals for Intellectual Community and Engaged Scholarship (SPICES): a funding program that encourages graduate students to initiate and develop intellectual communities and engaged scholarship

McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL): offers support for teaching assistants through the workshop-based Teaching and Learning Forum

Leadership Summit for Women

Let's Talk Science at McMaster

Graduate Women in Physics and Astronomy

Women in Engineering

Women in Management Association

Student WISE (or WISEST) groups:

University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
Carleton University
University of Guelph
University of Manitoba
University of Ottawa
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
Queens University
University of Waterloo Western University Women in Engineering
Western University Women in Science

Regional Organizations/Associations:

Alberta Women's Science Network
Ontario Network of Women in Engineering
Women in Science and Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador

NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (NSERC site):

Atlantic   Tamara Franz-Odendaal
Quebec   Nadia Ghazzali
Ontario   Catherine Mavriplis
Prairie   Annemieke Farenhorst
British Columbia and Yukon   Elizabeth Croft

National Organizations/Associations

Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWEST)
L'Association de la francophonie à propos des femmes en sciences, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques (AFFESTIM)

National Conference on Women in Engineering (NCWIE)

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

International Organizations/Associations

Association for Women in Science and Engineering
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
International Women's Day
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists
Women in Science, Engineering and Construction (UK)

Other Links:

Statistics Canada - Women in science and engineering
YWCA - Women of Distinction Awards
Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)
Blog: FemaleScienceProfessor
Blog: Under the Microscope
Blog: YoungFemaleScientist
International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology
Nobel Prize Awarded Women