Outreach Partners & Collaborators

WISEST works collaboratively with other STEM outreach organizations. As a founding member of both AWSN (formerly the Alberta Women’s Science Network) and CCWESTT (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology), WISEST continues active participation with these organizations which includes serving on these organization’s boards. Promoting and sponsoring the WinSETT leadership development program for early-career STEM professionals as well as membership in STAN (Science & Technology Awareness Network).

Girl Guides of Alberta Collaboration 

In Fall 2020, we began a formal collaboration with the Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council. With a whole suite of STEM-related badges that the girls can earn, there was a clear alignment between WISEST’s ability to provide meaningful and impactful STEM programming to students and Girl Guide’s desire to offer these kinds of opportunities. With the support of an NSERC Promoscience Grant, we were able to connect with Cybermentor and Future Energy Systems to form a partnership to put together STEM-related activities. Stay tuned for more details coming Fall 2021.

Other initiatives that we support include the Verna J Kirkness Program for Indigenous Students, Jasper Dark Sky Festival, Kids Code Jeunesse and Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS).