Awards & Recognition

WISEST’s contribution to gender equity and STEM outreach has been recognized with the Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion from NSERC (1994); the Excellence In Science And Technology Public Awareness Prize from the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation (1995); the group Synapse award for mentoring from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Community Connections Award (2011) by the U of A’s University Relations unit as a Community Leader (2020). WISEST has been an uninterrupted recipient of the NSERC Promoscience Award since 2001.


WISEST Wins Community Connections Award

Bringing people of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences together to create a community that supports, celebrates, and equips individuals to succeed in STEM is why we exist. Our mandate is outward-focused: it’s community-centric. We are constantly imagining new and innovative ways to engage with the broader community.

To be recognized as the 2020 Community Connection Community Leader Award is very gratifying and affirming. To be appreciated for the work we do by the greater University of Alberta community is significant to our “small but mighty” team. This recognition reminds us that the work we do does not go unnoticed and provides another layer of motivation to continue to pioneer in the area of EDI in STEM, building on our over 40-year legacy.

For more information about this recognition, please check out the Community Connections Awards page.