Equity and diversity resources

Explore networking, mentoring and career resources for members of underrepresented groups--including women, racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ faculty and faculty with disabilities--at all stages of their career.

UBC Science is dedicated to providing all students, researchers, post-docs and faculty with the support they need to fulfil their potential, and to promoting a diverse community. This page highlights networking, mentoring and career resources for women at all stages of their career – within the UBC Science community, on campus, and Canada-wide.

WiS Initiatives: UBC Science

Vivien M. Srivastava Memorial Endowment Fund

In memory of science pioneer Vivien M Srivastava, this endowment sponsors career-planning workshops and need-based funding for women graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in UBC Science.

Stipends and bursaries


Women in Physics and Astronomy

A welcome for female students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Outlines benefits of studying the field and career options.

UBC Bachelor of Computer Science Program

This 20-month, full-time academically oriented program provides a second-degree entry into computing. Has a 40 per cent female participation rate.

Focus on Women in Computing

Arranges social and networking events for female students, a mentoring program, and a speakers series featuring successful women in IT.

Related Initiatives and Resources at UBC Science

WiS Initiatives: UBC

West Coast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

WWEST is a program created by UBC Mechanical Engineering professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, BC and Yukon Region, Dr. Elizabeth Croft. The program's mission is to provide support in the recruitment and retention of women in engineering, science and technology on the west coast.

UBC Welcome: Centre for Accessibility

Supports all female students, taking an intersectional approach to the issue of gender and providing a safe space to gather and connect in the women students' lounge. Site provides history of women's advocacy at UBC, highlights initiatives and points to other resources.

UBC First Nations Women

Site points to resources in the areas of Aboriginal women associations, equality, family and health, and provides background information (statistics, law, research).

WiS Networks: Canadian and international

Maternity and parental leave for grad students and post docs

Scholarships for Women Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Child Care Resources