Who we are:

  • There are persistent hurdles to the advancement of women in the sciences

  • Many organizations target professional women and young girls, but no national organization focuses on the needs of female university and graduate students

  • The Scientista Foundation is a national organization that empowers pre-professional women in STEM fields, through content, communities, and conferences

  • We want to bring Scientista to McGill and we need your help to do it!

What we do:

  • Joining women across multiple fields of study to create a more extensive and powerful network

  • Giving communities of women in STEM more visibility and resources

  • Building a strong, cohesive network of women in science that can act as one voice

Broad Science is an initiative dedicated to making science inclusive, engaging, and intersectional through podcasting. We are focused on telling science stories from the voices and perspectives that often get overlooked and go untold. Broad Science aims to provide a platform that makes science accessible for everyone, empowers marginalized communities, and encourages socially-conscious scientific practice in the next generation of scientists.

Women scientists and clinicians are creators and changemakers who are expanding the boundaries of human knowledge.

 

The Neuro at McGill has launched Neuro XXceptional – an exciting new year-long video series featuring women who tell us what drove them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work. At The Neuro, these exceptional professionals are improving the lives of patients, helping us understand how the brain works and how to treat neurological disease.

 

Join us as we delve into the inspiring world of these women – nurses, doctors, neuroscientists, and young students, who are on the front-line of advancing treatments for diseases including Parkinson’s, ALS, and stroke, and who are exploring the mechanics of memory, music, decision-making and language in the brain.

The Women in Physics (WiP) committee at McGill is a group of students and faculty members that aims to create an inclusive environment, support the women in our department and spread the message about the importance of diversity in the field. To achieve these goals, WiP organizes a variety of activities in the physics department and is involved in outreach projects that seek to affect the field at large.

The activities WiP organizes in the physics department to foster community and awareness include breakfasts and a yearly pub crawl. This year, we participated in the Cafe Collab Campus Dialogues project holding conversations on how to build an intersectional approach towards equity in physics. WiP also negotiates to improve existing policies in the department, for instance, guaranteeing paid parental leave for graduate/postdoctoral students. Finally, WiP holds a Diversity Colloquium.

 

If you are interested in collaborating with us or participating in our workshops, find out more through our facebook page or feel free to contact us!

Superwomen in Science is a podcast about the past, present and future of women in science. The podcast is created and hosted by Nicole George, who is currently completing her Master’s in Neuroscience at McGill University, and Cordon Purcell, who is completing her Master’s in Music Therapy at Concordia University.

The Superwomen in Science podcast aims to highlight a wide variety of different scientific endeavours, ranging from arts research to STEM fields. Each episode includes a discussion about current issues, stories of past women, interviews with current women in science, and a section highlighting opportunities/organizations for future generations. The goal of the podcast is to increase exposure of women in science, as motivation for young women entering scientific fields and to provide a supportive community for current lady scientists.