Western Women in Neuroscience
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    Western Women in Neuroscience: WesternWINS

  • Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018

Welcome to the Western Women in Neuroscience website! We’re a group of women and men in neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario, interested in discussing issues related to being a woman in science. We hold monthly meetings and social events, and have outreach initiatives in the community as well.

Upcoming Events

April 29, 2018 

Spring Social: Hike & Drinks 

Join us at Komoka Provincial Park for a hike, and then we'll head over to Backroads London for some post-hike relaxation and socialization!

Meeting point for Komoka hike @ 12pm:
503 Gideon Drive
Parking fee: $5.25 for 2 hours

Backroads London @ 2pm:
1295 Riverbend Road
(serves beer, wine, cider, kombucha, and coffee)

Come for the hike and brews, or skip the hike and just come for the brews! Friends, family, partners, pets, and kids are all welcome. 
Please RSVP by April 22nd to let us know if you'll be coming. 

May 3, 2018

Journal Club - Role of Gender in Faculty Hiring

Come join us at the Grad Club to discuss articles evaluating the role of gender in academic hiring! 
Article 1: When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring
Article 2: The complex role of gender in faculty hiring


Date & Time: Thursday, May 3rd @ 4pm 
Location: Western Grad Club 

June 1, 2018

Speaker Series - Dr. Joelle Thorpe

The second event in our Speaker Series will feature Dr. Joelle Thorpe who works for Defence Research and Development Canada. Dr. Thorpe is a PhD graduate from McMaster University Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour and a former Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow. Come out and hear about a neuroscience career outside of academia!

Further details to be announced.

Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated to make our conference a success! Keep in touch with us on Twitter @IYWSTEM to see photos from the conference and to stay up to date with our future events.