AWSN supports individuals at all stages of their STEM careers, including undergraduate students who are learning about careers options, advanced degree holders trying to break into industry, individuals trying to come back to work after an extended leave, those seeking mentoring to advance their careers or those looking for a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Below are the groups we supported this year, many of which are long time members.

Member Programs

AVE Network

Adding Value in Energy Network: An Inclusive Network that provides opportunities for multi-discipline & cross-generational connections and education in Engineering, Geoscience & Technology

Chic Geek

Chic Geek is a Calgary-based non-profit building a welcoming, supportive community for women at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.

We want to see more women as makers, builders and creators, leveraging technology to change the world!


Providing space for women in geoscience, whose level of experience varies from new graduate to retiring at the top of their career, to meet and share experiences.

MentorUP Edmonton

MentorUP provides networking, professional development, and informal mentoring opportunities to individuals including, but not limited to, Engineering, Technology and Science.

Million Women Mentors - Canada

The purpose of Million Women Mentors - Canada is to aggregate data in the form of manhours committed to mentoring of women and girls in STEM. This aggregation helps demonstrate the “power in numbers” by elevating current efforts in the mentorship space. This creates a more quantifiable story when going to funders for financial assistance to execute programs.


Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is a SAIT student organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women who are interested in STEM fields.


The Student Organization for Aerospace Research (SOAR), is the University of Calgary’s student-run high altitude research club. What does that mean practically? Well, we love rockets and high altitude balloons!

U of C WiSE

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is a University of Calgary student organization dedicated to supporting and encouraging women who are interested or engaged in science or engineering careers. WISE works towards fostering an academic environment where both female and male students can promote the participation of women in science and engineering.


Empowering all undergraduate students underrepresented in STEM fields


WISER (Women in Science, Engineering & Research) is a sub-community of WISEST aimed at serving the needs of 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.

Our Mission: Enabling a culture of diversity and inclusivity through STEM Programs. AWSN acts as the platform that initiates or supports programs, partners and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM