Engineers and Geoscientists BC recognizes the importance of partnerships and collaboration to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within the professions of engineering and geoscience.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to supporting organizations and partnerships that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at all stages of the career pipeline, including student outreach, recruitment, retention, and advancement.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is proud of be a partner of Engendering Success in STEM (ESS).
Engendering Success in STEM (ESS) is a research partnership with the shared goal to foster women’s inclusion and success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). We bring together social scientists, STEM experts, and stakeholders in STEM industry and education. The goal is to use an evidence-based approach to break down the biases girls and women face on their pathway to success.
The consortium has designed and tested interventions that harness the power of positive social interactions to reduce the effects of implicit gender bias. These interventions target the obstacles that are unique to each step along the path from early education to industry, and have been broken down into four projects:
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is a proud partner of Project RISE.
Project RISE aims to create positive cultural change for women and men in science and engineering by: (1) educating participants about implicit bias, (2) fostering supportive and respectful interactions between men and women in the organization, and (3) providing them with a clear understanding for how to combat bias. Applying techniques to increase openness and understanding of the consequences of bias, our aims in Project RISE are to highlight women’s often untapped potential, equip women with strategies for coping with social identity threat, and empower men to become effective allies for equality.
For more information on the research, resources and opportunities see Engendering Success in STEM.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is interested in building and strengthening relationships to maximize collective efforts, recognizing that through partnerships we can leverage the strengths of one another together.
If you would like to explore opportunities for future collaboration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC relating to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion portfolio, please email [email protected].