Supporting women and under-represented individuals in science, technology, engineering, and research.




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About Us

Founded in 2008, WiSER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research) is a sub-community of University of Alberta’s WISEST aiming at serving the needs of graduate students and early-career professionals. The community is comprised of individuals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from the academia, government, and industry.

Our Mandate

We support the retention and advancement of women and under-represented groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

What We Offer

We offer opportunities throughout the year for networking, mentoring, information exchange, and professional development. We welcome everyone to participate in our events and programs.


Our members are from the academia, industry, and government in STEM fields and at any stage of their careers. All WiSER’s activities are overseen by the WiSER Executive Committee.

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What others say about WiSER

“Excellent way to meet people”

WISER has widened my network and boosted my confidence professionally. Now, I am a working professional, and I would like to help others to build their confidence and share my experience.

Shanny Lu

“Many mentoring opportunities”

The opportunities to learn from people around me and share my knowledge have and will continue to have a strong impact throughout all stages of my career.

Shoma Sinha, PhD

“Meaningful connections”

I was able to interact with others from across industry, academia, and government. Those connections have been instrumental in informing my career path.

Sharon Barker, PhD, MBA

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