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You can participate in our programs by becoming a volunteer, becoming a role model or by signing up as a community, Industry or research partner. Our program is just in the beginning phase so much of our initiatives are still in the planning stage. Please sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities.
WWEST Community Partners are non-profit organizations who are aligned with WWEST’s vision to increase diversity in scientific and engineering fields. Community Partners benefit from training and resources provided by WWEST to strengthen their impact. They also may qualify to apply for funding from WWEST funding partners once our programs are up and running.
WWEST Industry Partners are for-profit organizations who support WWEST’s vision to increase diversity in scientific and engineering industries. Industry partners benefit from training and resources provided by WWEST to increase diversity in their organization. Industry Partners can support WWEST’s efforts by participating in research, donating resources, as well as formally sponsoring events.
WWEST Research Partners are teams conducting research that is aligned with WWEST’s mandate to increase diversity in scientific and engineering fields. WWEST supports research by joining or supporting grant applications, as well as directly funding research initiatives. Research Partners may also qualify to apply for future funding from WWEST funding partners once these become available.
We recognize that we live, work, play and participate in community, located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, each of which possess their own unique traditions and history, here on this land that we now refer to as British Columbia and the Yukon.
We acknowledge the importance of the truth and reconciliation commission of Canada’s Call to action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
In all our work, we are committed to ensuring Indigenous people, women and and other under-represented persons have equal opportunity to participate in, explore and engage in STEM activities and initiatives in a manner that recognizes and respects Indigenous Cultures and Traditions.
WWEST is housed, and we acknowledge that the land on which we work and gather as a team at UBCO is on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples. We are grateful to learn from and collaborate on these lands.