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Overview

Women in Science and Engineering is proud to present our 8th Annual National Conference!

The WISE National Conference serves as a catalyst to inspire and empower individuals to pursue their passions, broaden their horizons, and form meaningful connections. The conference brings together delegates from all across Canada to share ideas and become inspired over the course of a two-day event dedicated to professional and personal growth, featuring inspirational leaders from a wide range of STEM fields, as well as workshops, case competitions, and career fairs.

What to Expect

  • Get inspired by hearing from our keynote speakers, exceptional individuals who have made a name for themselves through their accomplishments
  • Learn about cutting edge research, or get inspired by entrepreneurs in our panel discussions
  • Grow your technical and professional skills in our hands-on workshops hosted by STEM companies
  • Chat with professionals working in STEM fields in our Fireside Chats
  • Network with companies at our Career Fair
  • Test your skills in our various competitions

2019 Past Keynote Speakers

Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 speakers!

Shawna Pandya

Dr. Shawna Pandya

Keynote Speaker

Kitty Yeung

Dr. Kitty Yeung

Keynote Speaker

Aheri Stanford-Asiyo

Aheri Stanford-Asiyo

Keynote Speaker

Leslie Shanks

Leslie Shanks

Keynote Speaker

Events

The National Conference will consist of many workshops, panels, competitions, as well as a career fair! Stay tuned for more information!

Competition Description

  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT): In the 3 Minute Thesis, competitors must present their research (labwork, clinical, or literature) to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes, using only one slide. The focus of this competition is to challenge competitors to synthesize their findings and to effectively communicate their ideas. The research presented does not have to be part of a completed project and can be conducted at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Engineering Design Case Competition: A team of four will be presented with an technology-based industry problem and are given one night to craft a solution. Competitors will then present their solution to a panel of judges who will assess the proposed framework for its feasibility, applicability, and level of detail. Follow-up questions may be posed to challenge the competitors to think on their feet about potentially unforeseen complications.
    Note: Group and individual registrations will be accepted, and those who register independently will be organized into teams of four internally.
  • Life Science Case Competition: Competitors will take an innovative perspective to present a solution for an issue in the emerging field of global health. By integrating interdisciplinary interests from politics to medicine, competitors in teams of four will engage in a dialogue amongst themselves over night regarding the presented issue, then be judged by the practicality and adaptability of their solution.
    Note: Group and individual registrations will be accepted, and those who register independently will be organized into teams of four internally.

Subsidies

  • The Faculty of Engineering is supporting a group of students to attend WISE this year; we're partnering with our Engineering Students' Association for the delegation selection process. Please contact Raymond Matthias at raymond.matthias@ualberta.ca for more information about subsidies and the selection process.

  • The University of Calgary Faculty of Engineering has generously offered to provide up to 3 Engineering students with a fully subsidized air transportation expenses. In order to receive this benefit, please purchase a ticket entitled "Early Bird - U of Calgary Engineering Subsidy" or "Student - U of Calgary Engineering Subsidy."

    The ticket price will be refunded to you through Eventbrite after you check in at the conference in person. Please note that the Eventbrite fee ($6.66 for Early Bird Tickets and $7.72 for Regular Tickets) will also be partially refunded.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • Students interested in attending the WISE National Conference can apply for support through the through the IDEAS Fund. Full details about eligibility, deadlines...etc. can be found at: https://science.ucalgary.ca/current-students/undergraduate/ideas-fund-application For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • Concordia University has generously provided fully subsidized tickets for 12 students from the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science to attend the WISE National Conference. Please contact Riya Dutta for more information about subsidies at president.wie@ecaconcordia.ca

  • Harvard University has generously offered to provide a limited number of students with fully subsidized tickets and transportation expenses. In order to receive this benefit, please contact Tasha Thomas at tasha_thomas@fas.harvard.edu by Friday, November 15.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Manitoba will be providing 3 students with subsidized ticket and travel to the WISE National Conference. For more information, please contact nusraat.masood@umanitoba.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • McGill University Faculty of Engineering has generously offered to provide their students with subsidized tickets. In order to receive this benefit, students will need to apply through the Student Initiative Fund. You can find the SIF form at: https://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/students/undergraduate/student-life/student-initiatives-funding-request-form For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • McGill University Faculty of Science will be providing $100 for the ticket and $100 for transportation to the WISE National Conference for 20 students. For more information, please contact gradstudies.science@mcgill.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The McMaster Women in Engineering Society has generously offered to provide tickets at 60% subsidy and provide 2 nights of accommodation at no cost to 20 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. Subsidies will be provided on a first come first serve basis. All interested delegates should apply through the Google Form found on: https://www.mcmasterwie.com/ For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Michigan has generously offered to provide their engineering students with fully subsidized tickets and transportation expenses. In order to receive this benefit, please contact Ms. Kathleen Grimes, Assistant to the Dean of Engineering, at kgviola@umich.edu.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • Ryerson University's Faculty of Engineering has generously offered to provide 70% off regular ticket price tickets for up to 20 students. In order to receive this benefit, please contact Ms. Nika Zolfaghari, the Engineering Enrichment and Outreach Coordinator, at nika.zolfaghari@ryerson.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • Ryerson University Faculty of Science has generously offered to provide 70% subsidized tickets to 20 students.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Saskatchewan Faculty of Engineering will be providing 2 students with subsidized travel costs to the WISE National Conference. For more information, please contact Ms. Candace Poon, Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans, at candace.poon@usask.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Toronto Mississauga has generously offered to provide up to 5 Chemical and Physical Sciences students with a fully subsidized ticket and transportation expenses. In order to receive this benefit, please contact the CPS Awards Committee at cps.utm@utoronto.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Biology has generously offered to provide fully subsidized tickets and transportation for 4 students. Please contact conference@wiseuoft.org in order to receive this subsidy.

  • The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus has generously offered to provide subsidies for up to 10 students. In order to apply for this subsidy, please fill out the Travel Fund form at: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/studentaffairs/academic-travel-fund After purchase of your WISE National Conference Ticket, please bring the receipt (proof of purchase) to the Students Affair Office in order to be reimbursed. For more information, please contact Melanie Christoforou at stuaff@utsc.utoronto.ca.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science has generously offered to provide 80% subsidized tickets to up to 25 students from the faculty. In order to receive this benefit, please purchase the ticket entitled "Early Bird- U of Toronto Arts & Science Subsidy" or "Student - U of Toronto Arts & Science Subsidy."

    The subsidies are first come, first serve. The remaining ticket price will be refunded to you through Eventbrite after you check in at the conference in person. Please note that the Eventbrite fee ($6.66 for Early Bird Tickets and $7.72 for Regular Tickets) will also be partially refunded.

    Graduate students are eligible for this subsidy.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has generously offered to provide 80% subsidized tickets for all interested students. In order to receive this benefit, please purchase the ticket entitled "Early Bird - U of Toronto Engineering Subsidy" or "Student - U of T Engineering Subsidy."

    The remaining ticket price will be refunded to you through Eventbrite after you check in at the conference in person. Please note that the Eventbrite fee ($6.66 for Early Bird Tickets and $7.72 for Regular Tickets) will also be partially refunded.

    Graduate students are eligible for this subsidy.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • York University Faculty of Science has generously offered to provide 80% subsidized tickets to up to 4 students from the faculty. In order to receive this benefit, please purchase a ticket entitled "Early Bird - York University Subsidy" or "Student - York University Subsidy."

    The remaining ticket price will be refunded to you through Eventbrite after you check in at the conference in person. Please note that the Eventbrite fee ($6.66 for Early Bird Tickets and $7.72 for Regular Tickets) will also be partially refunded.

    Graduate students are not eligible for this benefit.

    For questions about subsidies, please contact conference@wiseuoft.org.

  • Please apply to lmountee@uwo.ca for a subsidy. Subsidies will be provided on a case by case basis.

  • The Dean’s Office will coordinate with the Women in Science program to provide funding for up to five students so that they will be able to participate in the conference. Please contact Ruth Macneil at rmacneil@wlu.ca for more information.

Event Venue

The WISE National Conference 2020 will be held at Hilton Toronto.