WISEST:  Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 35 years to empowering women in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

Our Vision
Empower women in the sciences, engineering and technology.

Mission Statement
Engage young women in the sciences, engineering and technology through

  • Hands-on experiences and active participation
  • Mentorship and networking
  • Outreach and education

WISEST Notice Board: September 2017

Science Literacy Week


Science Literacy Week is a national week-long celebration of science in Canada.  From September 18 - 22, 2017, U of A Libraries, WISEST, and the Faculty of Science will be presenting a number of presentations, demos, and displays showcasing the diverse scientific research conducted by staff and students all across the University of Alberta and Edmonton Area. Science Literacy Week gives students and staff the opportunity to get up close and personal with scientific research and learn what goes on behind lab room doors from those who are passionately curious about their research and work. We are organizing a number of exciting events, including live animal visits, planting workshops, and microbrewery tours! This year we will be extending invitations to high schools around the Edmonton Area to attend special presentations on Friday, Sep 22nd.

Save the Date

WISEST turns 35 & 'NO BELLES'

Details here

Purchase tickets here

2017 SET Conference - for high school girls (grade 10-12)

Attention High School girls, our next SET CONFERENCE will take place on Saturday November 25, 2017.

Young women in their high-school years are challenged to explore science, engineering, and technology (SET) in this one-day conference put on by WISEST at the University of Alberta. Through hands-on experiments and face-to-face conversations with mentors, they gain insight into different careers in SET and advice on how to achieve their goals.

Cost: $50
Registration opens: October 2, 2017


ATTENTION WISEST Alumni and Friends!

Has WISEST impacted your life in some way? Did you participate in our Summer Research Program? How about our CHOICES Conference for grade 6 girls or our SET Conference? Maybe you were impacted by one of our other programs. 

WISEST is turning 35 this year and we have some exciting plans in store. A significant part of our WISEST history is the IMPACT WISEST has had on people and we feel that we have lost touch with some of you.
Please consider Updating your Contact Information with us using this Form. It will take less than 5 minutes! Please share this form with others in your personal and professional networks, we know you keep in touch with each other!


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