Who we are

As outlined in the Provost’s Message, there is a need to integrate women fully into the academic sciences and engineering. Part of the initiative to retain the talent pool of highly trained women in a life long science career is to have information resources specific to your needs readily available. Whether you are a first year student seeking the mentorship of other female undergraduates or a new faculty member looking for an online community of women in academia, consider this website your one-stop resource.

In the News

Postdocs seek recognition of unique campus role (pdf excerpt from the Western News)

Galaxy merger mirrors early days of universe

Where have the salmon gone?

Lake Naivasha Sustainability Project returns from the first trip

Malaysian students discover the ‘Western’ world

Variable temperatures leave insects with a frosty reception

Internship experience earns Environmental Science student Suncor Prize

More soil-plant matching recommended

3 Americans share 2009 Nobel medicine prize - Yahoo! News

Mentoring Women: Making It Happen

2009 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award laureate has a Western connection

Carol Jones to be first ever Assistant Dean for Diversity & Outreach

New profiles added to "A Part of Our History at Western"

Physics and Astronomy at Western has highest proportion of women faculty in Canada

Astronomical discovery made by Undergraduate student

New eye facility a first for Ontario - The London Free Press

Does Gender Matter?- Nature Commentary

Sex, Math and Scientific Achievement - Scientific American

Armour's "Project Catalyst" Takes an Active Role in Adding Women to Science

Western astronomer part of discovery on space dust and black holes

Armour lecture to be keynote of Fall Gathering of Women in Science

A Clean Water Invention Primes the Pump for Activism

UBC Science Takes Action on Working Climate and Gender Equity - University of British Columbia, Faculty of Science Website (scroll down to second item)

An Assesment of the Working Climate For Science Faculty at UBC - University of British Columbia, Faculty of Science Website

What's keeping women out of the labs? - BBC News link