Welcome to the Jade Project website. This project, which ran
from 2004-2009, aimed to support girls and
women who are interested in the mathematical, computing, and
physical sciences and engineering. Resources and information about the project can be found on this site and in our book,
Stories from the Jade Project.
Most Jade projects were located in British Columbia and the Yukon.
Jade, the official gemstone of British Columbia, is renowned for its
beauty and strength, and is used to indicate preciousness in Chinese
culture. We hope that our project has touched the lives of many women,
inspiring them to try something different, satisfying, and very rewarding.
The Jade Project is generously funded from 2004-2009 by the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, as part of
their NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering program, and
by General Motors
Canada. Additional support is provided by the Computing Research
on Women in Computing and by the Computer
Science Department at U. of British Columbia.