Network of Collaborations for Women In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (22w2005)


(University of Calgary)

Shohini Ghose (Wilfrid Laurier University)

(University of Ottawa)

Anne Ndegwa (University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Network of Collaborations for Women In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" workshop in Banff from December 9 - 11, 2022.

The Network of Collaborations workshop is being organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE). A key objective of the NSERC CWSE program is to raise the level of participation and retention of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The intended format for the 2-day workshop is for participants, who are all women academics in STEM, to come together to exchange ideas, foster creative collaborations, and interdisciplinary interactions, and provide a forum for vigorous research-oriented discussions. The focus of the 2-day workshop is on creative collaborations in research and development. The program specifically includes activities to actively support early-career researchers from underrepresented groups in STEM. The project groups are comprised of academics from across Canada and come from multidisciplinary fields including engineering, science, and mathematics. The goal of the research project collaboration is to develop new research/technologies in disease detection using biomarkers, adaptive exoskeletons using smart technology, and new methods for resource recovery and analysis in wastewater.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).