Women

Promote science to girls and women

Canada needs more scientists, and we've got an extraordinary track record for developing initiatives to connect girls and women to the realities of computer science.

Reach out to the next generation

Programs for elementary and high school students

GIRLsmarts4tech Workshops

Since 2003, we have been organizing day-long workshops for Grade 6 girls. The goals of the workshops are to show girls that computer science and technology are fun, and to raise awareness of computer science as a possible career path. Your company can help build bridges to with the next generation of computer scientists by sponsoring one of our workshops.

Activities in Diversity and Equity

  • Recruitment and Retention in Computer Science Study
  • 1st Year Undergrad Surveys
  • Statistics
  • Movie Night
  • ChicTech
  • High School Outreach Program
  • Alumni Panel
  • The CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Workshop
  • Paper for the Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education

Activities


(L - R) Lesley Shannon, Elizabeth Croft, Anne Condon, Maria Klawe

Above: Four Generations of NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC/Yukon

We're always looking for grad and undergrad reps. If you're interested in joining the committee, please email Michele Ng

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