The INWES Education and Research Institute was established in order to achieve better education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Institute was incorporated by letters patent under the Canada Corporations Act effective November 29, 2007; and was designated as a Charitable Organization in Canada effective February 28, 2008; BN # 82690 2751 RR0001. The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors. Its activities are planned and administered through four committees: programs, finance, nomination and communications.
The primary objectives of the Institute are to advance education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the following programs:
- acting as a resource centre and database for information concerning education in these fields and collecting best practices in encouraging students to stay in school through college and university;
- creating the archives of Canadian women in science, engineering, mathematics and technology;
- promoting research in both developed and developing countries concerning the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as both an educational and career choice and to make the results of that research available to the interested public; and
- developing and maintaining a website to raise public awareness concerning these fields of study and to make the results of research available to the interested public
Canadian Archive of Women in STEM
We are recovering and preserving material that defines the work and stories of women in STEM for use by future generations.
News Research Committee, Report 2017 - 2018 Creating the Memories and Celebrating the Legacy of the Bold and the Brave: Building the Archives of Women Scientists and Engineers in Canada1. The first steps: Both 2017 and 2018 have been very busy years on the research...read more
News NSERC Prix Synergie/Synergy Award Winner 2014: Bravo Dr. Claire Deschênes! February 23, 2015 Dr. Claire Deschênes, Normand Désy, Anne-Marie Giroux, Michel Sabourin, Robin Sinha, Luc Deslandes Université Laval, Andritz Hydro Ltée, Hydro-Québec, Alstom Énergies...read more
News Creating the Memories and Celebrating the Legacy of the Bold and the Brave: Building the Archives of Women Scientists and Engineers in Canada BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: The history of women scientists and engineers in Canada is still in its infancy. This can be...read more