Welcome to the WISE Website!
WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Acadia is a group of female faculty, staff and students from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science (http://science.acadiau.ca/) and Kinesiology (http://kinesiology.acadiau.ca/) who gather together to address the unique issues that women in science and engineering face. Centered initially around women in academia, the group has supported learning opportunities and award applications for Acadia women faculty members. After a gathering held in October 2014 (http://bit.ly/WISEacadia) additional WISE Acadia priorities were identified related to mentoring, science camps for young women, and a course offering for undergraduates in Women and Science. WISE Acadia is currently developing and delivering programs and events to address these priorities.
WISE has been supported in these endeavours by members of the Women's and Gender Studies program. The mission of WGS is to foster a vibrant, dynamic campus community that critically engages with issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and ability. Working together with science and engineering students, staff and faculty, WGS strives to remedy inequities and draw attention to opportunities facing women in the sciences.