The University of Guelph Chapter of WiSE is a special interest club under the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences (CPES). Our members aim to benefit and support all students, staff, faculty and alumni with an interest in or affected by issues relating to women in the STEM fields. We also provide outreach to girls and young women seeking information about further education and careers in the STEM fields.
Our members are undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni at the University of Guelph. Anyone in any program or college, male or female, can join! Our organizational structure is led by the President and an executive Board of Directors who plan and coordinate our activities and events. The additional members are called General Members and they attend activities and volunteer at events.
The Board of Directors meets once or twice a month during the school year to discuss the progress of the club and to coordinate events and activities. One member of the Board of Directors acts as a liaison with the CPES Student Council to keep communication open between WiSE and the governing organization. Activities happen throughout the school year for members of the university community. Members also volunteer for outreach events year-round.
The University of Guelph Chapter of WiSE aims to provide:
• Outreach and educational opportunities for girls and young women in the community;
• A space for current students, faculty, staff and alumni to interact, network and share experiences relating to their involvement, challenges and triumphs in the STEM areas.
WiSE has club objectives to provide support and opportunities for members of the group and the greater University of Guelph community through networking events, speakers, meet and greets and documentary screenings. WiSE also aims to encourage young women to pursue opportunities and careers in the STEM fields and keep them informed about opportunities they have in the STEM fields. WiSE also runs outreach activities for girls to introduce them to fun and relevant concepts and applications of science, technology, engineering and math.