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DAWEG, The Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience was founded in 1991 as a division of APEGBC, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. We have over 350 members with active volunteers offering a range of events, resources and initiatives.

DAWEG's Mission is "to promote, enhance and facilitate opportunities for women to succeed in engineering and geoscience". It is a dual role that addresses both recruitment and retention issues. Recruitment focuses on the promotion of engineering and geoscience as career choices for women. The second role, retention, involves the support of practicing women engineers and geoscientists to reduce attrition, as well as programs to improve the acceptance and equitable treatment of women in engineering and geoscience workplaces.



DAWEG's History

The concern over the low participation of women in the engineering profession in Canada in the late 80's led to the formation of the Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering (CCWE) in February 1990. In November 1990, the APEGBC sponsored the West Coast CCWE Public Forum. In response to the overwhelming interest of women engineers at that forum, APEGBC held followup meetings that ultimately led to the formation of the Division for Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience(DAWEG) in September 1991.

1994 BC Professional Engineer Magazine Article on DAWEG

DAWEG's first newsletter, February 1992



DAWEG's Mission

To promote, enhance and facilitate opportunities for women to succeed in engineering and geoscience.


DAWEG's Vision

Making Engineering and Geoscience appealing, rewarding and equitable for women so that women are attracted to and excel at all levels in our profession.


DAWEG's Core Values

1. Professionalism
2. Equity
3. Inclusiveness


DAWEG's Strategic Goals

1. To celebrate the successes of women in Engineering and Geoscience.
2. To improve the career path of women in Engineering and Geoscience.
3. To increase the retention of women in Engineering and Geoscience.
4. To communicate to women in Engineering and Geoscience regarding issues and policies related to them.
5. To encourage women to consider Engineering and Geoscience as a profession.
6. To advise our communities on issues which impact on women in Engineering and Geoscience.
7. To operate in a sustainable manner (maintaining financial viability, serving the needs of members and society, and benefiting the environment).



DAWEG's Strategic Plan and Policies

Strategic Plan

Policies



Organization & DAWEG Executive

DAWEG is run by volunteers. DAWEG consists of a chairperson, a board of directors and other service postitions. Our last Annual General Meeting was held November 3, 2017. See the descriptions of the DAWEG Board Roles for more details.

Chair: Sarv Jahankhani, E.I.T. Email: daweg.chair@gmail.com

Past Chair: Anja Lanz, B.A.Sc., E.I.T. Email: daweg.formerchair@gmail.com




Chair's Message


DAWEG Chair.  

Our new Chair's message will be coming soon!



DAWEG's Child Care Policy

If reasonable to do so, DAWEG shall pay a subsidy towards the cost of childcare and/or make arrangements for childcare during DAWEG events, including meetings, attended on DAWEG's business, as required.

Requests for childcare arrangements shall be made in writing to the Chair of DAWEG at daweg.chair@gmail.com a minimum of one (1) week in advance by event participants.

The maximum amount to be paid for childcare is limited to the amount equivalent to the minimum wage for the duration of the event inclusive of travel time for each family or group claiming an expense paid to a single caregiver.


DAWEG's Photography Policy

DAWEG takes photographs at our events and utilizes them in DAWEG news or promotional material whether in print, electronic or other media, including the DAWEG website. By participating in DAWEG events, you grant DAWEG the right to use your photograph for such purposes.

Special requests to be exempted from the DAWEG Photography Policy shall be made in writing to the Chair of DAWEG at daweg.chair@gmail.com a minimum of one (1) week in advance by event participants and an effort on the part of the participant must be made to identify themselves to the photographer and the Chair at the event and to remove themselves from the area when photographs and videos are being taken.

  History

Mission, Vision & Core Values

Strategic Goals, Plans & Policies

Organization & Executive

Chair's Message

Child Care & Photography Policy






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