Conference aimed at women in STEM careers

December 21, 2016 by  

The 5th annual WISE National Conference is being held over two days next month. Presented by University of Toronto Women in Engineering, it aims to encourage more women to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

The convention will feature several keynote speakers, including Dr. Eve Tsai, who is a neurosurgeon at Ottawa Hospital. There will be more intimate fireside chats, panel discussions, and workshops. A competition will give attendees a consulting case and have to figure it out in groups. In addition, several companies and organizations will be holding a career fair. It is also very likely that colleges and universities will also be providing information about the STEM programs they offer.

Several social events will be on the agenda, including speed networking and a wine and cheese reception.

This is an opportunity for students and prospective students to learn more about STEM, while also a chance for companies in those industries to discover new talent and hire new employees.

This is an important networking event and no doubt most attendees will be bringing along their digital business cards while they travel from nearby communities like Etobicoke.

The WISE National Conference will be held at the World Trade Centre in Toronto from January 21 to 22. Registration fees are $100 per person. To learn more, visit the event Facebook page.