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The Other Four Regional Chairs are:

Quebec: Dr. Claire Deschênes, 
NSERC/Alcan Aluminum Chair, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University

Ontario: Dr. Monique Frize, 
Joint NSERC/Nortel Chair, Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University/University of Ottawa

Prairie Region: Dr. M. Elizabeth Cannon, 
NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair, Professor, Geomatics Engineering at the
University of Calgary

B.C./Yukon: Dr. Maria Klawe, 
NSERC/IBM Chair, Dean of Science, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia

The Spring 2001 Newsletter from the Five Chairs is available here.

Affiliated organizations include:

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Newfoundland and Labrador

WISE is a voluntary network of individuals working together to promote and support women in science, engineering and related careers. Founded in 1998, WISE has been active in many activities to encourage girls and women throughout the province to consider the broad range of career choices in these fields. WISE cooperates on activities with the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair.

Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

CCWEST is a national coalition of groups that promotes women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, celebrates their contributions and applies new vision to these fields.

Other contacts in the Atlantic Region include:

Association of Nova Scotia Women for Education and Research in Science 

ANSWERS promotes the full participation of women in the research, application, and teaching of science in Nova Scotia.

Women in Resource Development Committee

The WRDC is committed to advancing women's economic autonomy in the development of natural resources in Newfoundland and Labrador by promoting involvement of women in resource development projects. (709)738-3713,,

Other organizations:

Society of Women Engineers

SWE is a non-profit educational and service organization founded in1950 and dedicated to increasing the number of women in engineering and ensuring their continued success as engineers and leaders.

Institute for Women and Technology

The IWT mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of the world's women, and help communities, industry, education and government benefit from these increases.