WISEST:  Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology is a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 30 years to empowering women in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

WISEST Notice Board: January 2017


Are you an Undergrad, Grad, PhD Student, Researcher, or Lab Coordinator? Volunteer for the WISEST CHOICES Conference to help inspire 600 young ladies with a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) this reading break! The CHOICES Conference will be on February 21 & 22, 2017 and we need wonderful volunteers to fill the following positions: 

  • Science Activity Leader
  • Campus Ambassador
  • General Volunteer
For more details and to sign up, click HERE.


Registration is now open for the February 21 & 22, 2017 CHOICES Conference. Reserved spots are allocated in each school district on a first come, first served basis with additional applicants being put on a waitlist. There are still reserved spots available in the following school districts and we encourage teachers/administrators to register their school:

  • Black Gold Regional Division No. 18
  • Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7
  • Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41
  • Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2
  • Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2
  • Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29
  • Parkland School Division No. 70
  • Private/Charter
  • Reserve Schools
  • St. Albert Public
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 38
  • Sturgeon School Division No. 24

If we do not receive enough applicants from these school districts to fill each allocation, we will open these spots up to the waitlisted schools. 

We also encourage administrators from Edmonton Public District No. 7 and Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14 to continue to register for the 2017 CHOICES Conference. While the reserved spots in these districts are currently filled, you will be placed on the waitlist and may receive spots as they are released.


With the new year comes the next round of the WISEST Summer Research Program! Here are some important dates to keep in mind for 2017:

Student Applications are open: February 1 - April 7, 2017
Supervisor Proposals are open: March 5 - April 7, 2017
Summer Research Program runs: July 5 - August 16, 2017

At this time, we are unsure who will be administering the 2017 Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program. Please check back for updates and for more information on the 2017 Summer Research Program and application process.

Please check back in the new year for detailed information on how to apply for the 2017 Summer Research Program.


Our 2016 WISEST Lecture & Symposium was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined in for the fantastic afternoon workshops and the inspirational evening lecture with Dr. Anne Condon. We appreciate the wonderful feedback we have received so far and are happy that we had so many individuals to share those delicious appetizers with during the networking reception. We hope to see you all again at future WISEST events!


If you would like to be added to our distribution list to receive our newsletter, please email wisest@ualberta.ca.  In each issue we highlight details about our upcoming events, programs, volunteer opportunities and WISEST office news.

Save the Date

UA-WISE 3rd Annual Black Tie Affair

This event will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017. Click HERE for more details.

2017 CHOICES Conference

Registration now open! 

Attention Grade 6 girls! Get ready for CHOICES 2017, which will be held February 21 & 22, 2017.  Area schools have received registration packages.  This conference fills up fast, so let your grade 6 teachers know to register as soon as possible.

2017 WISEST Summer Research PROGRAM

Student Applications are open: February 1 - April 7, 2017
Supervisor Proposals are open: March 5 - April 7, 2017
Summer Research Program runs: July 5 - August 16, 2017

Other Opportunities:

2017 Margaret Brine Graduate Scholarships For Women

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Edmonton Academic Awards Fund 2017 Margaret Brine Graduate Scholarships For Women is open for applications! Click HERE to learn more about the scholarship program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply! Application deadline is 4:30 pm on Thursday February 16, 2017.

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