Advisory Board and Committees

WISEST is an associated unit of the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and our programs and initiatives are guided by an Advisory Volunteer Board. Direction for Board activity is provided by Chair Denise Hemmings - with reporting to the Vice-President (Research) Office.

Under the direction of the Advisory Board, various committees oversee specific aspects of WISEST and our goals.

Now Recruiting Advisory Board and Committee Members

WISEST is currently seeking individuals to take on the following roles:

  • Advisory Board Members - WISEST is hoping to expand its current Advisory Board with individuals from a variety of backgrounds in science, engineering, academia and education. 

Learn how to apply to the Advisory Board Here.

  •  Communication Committee Members - WISEST is seeking individuals that have the skills to help develop WISEST's representation in various communication media.  This would include identifying and developing media and promotional opportunities, writing newsletters and press releases as needed and being an Ambassador for WISEST at special events or functions.
  • Fundraising Committee Chair and Members - Are you an experienced fundraiser who wants to help WISEST advance women in STEM? Are you creative, passionate, good at organizing volunteers and at building relationships with partners and stakeholders? If this sounds like you then WISEST would love to hear from you to discuss how you can help to spearhead a new committee that will help to lead WISEST into the future.

For more information please contact WISEST Chair, Denise Hemmings at 780-492-2990 or


Please view our Organisational Structure in the chart below.