Founded in 2008, WISER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research) is a sub-community of WISEST aimed 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 (STEM) from the academia, government, and industry.


WISER supports the retention and advancement of women and under-represented groups in STEM careers by providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, information exchange, and professional development. To this end, WISER encourages participation of everyone in order to promote the awareness of gender diversity and inclusion.


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


WiSER’s activities are mostly open to the public, unless otherwise specified. WiSER’s activities focus around the following pillars: information exchange, networking, mentoring, and professional development. We welcome and solicit suggestions from members of the WiSER community to address specific needs for our events.

AffiliateD Organizations

UA-WiSE (University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering): an undergraduate student group that supports all undergraduate students under-represented in fields including science, technology, engineering and mathematics

WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science & Technology): a unit of the University of Alberta that has dedicated over 36 years to empowering women in the fields of science, engineering and technology.