Women In Science and Engineering


WISE is pleased to offer a number of exciting club affiliated events and volunteer opportunities while also providing information about events and opportunities within the community! Check out our two events pages under the Events tab to find out what's coming up and how you can get involved!

Past Events:

Med school Panel

Date: March 14

An interactive information session about the medical school application process! Ask questions and learn tips on how to successfully apply to medical schools from current medical students, residents and the Admissions Director at University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. This event is open to all students with a WISE membership.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: April 2018

WISE has put up Easter eggs around the University. Find them all to receive a bag full of University and WISE swag!

WISE Appreciation Night

Date: April 2018

The WISE executive team wants to thank all of the WISE members for attending our events. Please join us for a short presentation, an introduction to our executive members, and food!


Date: March 2017-2018

WISE is proud to hold a booth at the BMO center during Earth Sciences Day where we create cool experiments and teach young children about science and engineering!

Knoxville BBQ

Date: April 2017

Get your choice of a hot dog or burger with a pop for $5 and a free Knoxvilles ticket for student's night! All proceeds will go towards helping to fund the WISE scholarship!

Governor General Book Launch

Date: April 2017

Join us to celebrate the Calgary launch of Ingenious: How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier, published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart.
Canadians have a knack for innovation, and our prosperity as a nation is more dependent than ever on fresh ideas. As a way to spark new waves of creativity leading to the next innovations, Governor General David Johnston and Tom Jenkins have co-authored Ingenious, a book about hundreds of Canadian innovations that make the world a smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier, and happier place.
Everyone who would like to attend must register here: http://go.ucalgary.ca/2017-04-05CMEApril5_LPRegistration.html
Talk and Q & A - 5 p.m.
Book Signing - 6 p.m


Date: March-April 2017

ProtoChallenge is a 24 hour challenge where groups of students pitch ideas to help the community and build a prototype to gain skills, find potential employers, and win prizes. Some of the perks include access to our resume database, learning from experts, and food! Free for undergraduate and graduate students and $5 for new graduates. What do you have to lose?

Women's STEM Panel & Networking Event, Sponsored by GE

Date: March 2016

The University of Calgary, Career Services and Women's Resource Centre, in partnership with General Electric, and in collaboration with WISE club and WIL club, are pleased to host a “Women in STEM” Panel & Networking evening. Be inspired by a diverse group of women professionals working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. After the discussion, there will be an opportunity to network with the panelists and other industry professionals, and ask them questions about their work in STEM. This event is sponsored by GE, and light refreshments will be served.

Grow in Diversity: A Panel to Celebrate Anita Borg's Birthday

Date: February 2016

In celebration of Anita Borg's birthday, a group of students from the Computer Science Department presents Grow in Diversity, a panel discussion on key soft skills for teaching and working in a diverse environment. Come have a bite to eat, meet others, and expand your soft skills! We also have swag to give out as a thank you.

  • Food & mingling
  • Panel discussion
  • Networking

Diversity in Engineering

Date: February 2016

On February 10, 2016, the Engineering Students' Society (ESS) and Women in Science and Engineering club (WISE) at the University of Calgary will be proudly presenting "Diversity in Engineering Night", sponsored by Fluor and General Electric. Attendees will have a chance to participate in discussions and listen to presentations on important topics such as mentorship in the workplace, gender/sexuality, and the changing work environment in the 21st century. There will also be a mini design activity to test your teamwork and problem solving skills. Not only will there be informative presentations and interactive discussions, but also the opportunity to network with industry professionals and ask them questions about their careers. This is a free event with food and drinks provided but space is limited so please sign up!

Science & Engineering Research Night

Date: October 2015-2017

  • Annual event for professors to display their field of research in various disciplines of Engineering and Science
  • Excellent networking opportunity for students who are interested in completing a summer research term
  • Students can learn about the process of applying for research awards
  • Inspire student body to pursue a career in Research and Development
Research Night is an opportunity for professors to showcase their work and meet some of the undergraduate students interested in research in science and engineering. Students will get the unique opportunity to network with professors and organizations that fund undergraduate student research. This is a great opportunity for students looking for summer research positions or even a masters program.

WISE Presents: UofC's Got Talent on Wednesday March 26th, 2014

Date: March 2014

The annual WISE Scholarship has now been linked to a talent show!

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $300
  • 3rd place: $100

Come attend this free show, with acts include singing, breakdancing, hip-hop, bollywood and ballet. Concession proceeds go to the Calgary Women's Shelter.

Past Tutorials:

PHYS 369 Tutorial: Presented by Dr. Cully

Thursday, December 4 from 6:30PM-8:30PM

Room ST 148

ENGG 201 Final Review Session

Monday, December 7 from 6PM-9PM

Room ENE 243

More details on the SOS Facebook event page.

CHEM 201 Final Review Session

Tuesday, December 8 from 6PM-9PM

Room ST 145

More details on the SOS Facebook event page.

BIOL 241 Final Review Session

Wednesday, December 9 from 3PM-6PM

Room ST 145

More details on the SOS Facebook event page.

MATH 211 Final Review Session

Tuesday, December 15 from 3PM-6PM

Room ES 162

More details on the SOS Facebook event page

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