The Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences

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The Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences

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  • Institut Canadien pour les femmes en ingénierie et en sciences

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  • International Network of Women in Engineering and Sciences - Educational Research Institute (INWES-ERI) - former name

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The Institute was created in 2007 under the name of INWES-Education and Research Institute. It was incorporated the 29th of November 2007 under the Canada Corporations Act. It was designated as a Charitable Organization on the 28th of February 2008.The organization name was changed in 2019 to The Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences (CIWES).
Its activities are conducted through a board of directors and diverse committees.
L'Institut a été créé en 2007 sous le nom d'INWES-Education and Research Institute. Il a été constitué en société le 29 novembre 2007 en vertu de la Loi sur les corporations canadiennes. Il a été désigné comme organisme de bienfaisance le 28 février 2008 et a changé de nom en 2019 pour devenir l'Institut canadien des femmes en ingénierie et en sciences (ICFIS).
Ses activités sont menées par un conseil d'administration et divers comités.


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The Institute catalyzes research and action to advance the education and success of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through the following activities:
- Create and maintain an online resource center (hub) and database for information concerning education in STEM fields.
-Promote the contributions of past and present women in STEM to increase the visibility of role models.
-Foster and disseminate research concerning STEM fields as both an educational and career choice

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