Queen’s University Aerospace Exposition & Speed Mentorship Program January 30 2024
After great success in 2023, Queen’s University faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and Women in Aerospace Canada are bringing back the Aerospace Exposition at Queen’s University. The event provides a targeted connection between Aerospace Companies and Organizations with Queens academia and talent, while promoting the experience of women in the aerospace industry. The exposition will be followed by a keynote speech (new) and speed mentoring event providing opportunity for Queen’s students to further explore what it means to work in aerospace.
Advancing Women in Aerospace Leadership Program Part One and Part Two Additional Seats Added
Due to popular demand ADDITIONAL SEATS ADDED FOR PART ONE AND PART TWO. This project is fully funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). For more information, please visit https://feddev-ontario.canada.ca/en.
Women in Aerospace Ontario Mentoring Program Sessions Open for February 2024
The purpose of the WIA Mentorship program is to prepare both Mentors and Mentees to have high value discussions with respect to the Mentees development needs and goals. After the Program Mentees will: • Understand the purpose and objectives of mentorship • Understand how to choose a mentor and the rules of engagement • Have prepared a draft development plan, a network map, and an elevator pitch to review with their mentor • Be fully prepared for the speed mentoring event
2024 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship Applications Open
The fifth annual Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship will be open for online applications from November 1st - 30th. Air Canada and CAE are partnering to provide scholarships for up to four aspiring commercial pilots who will be invited to join the CAE Women in Flight - Air Canada Ambassadors.
Welcoming Immigrant Women to Aerospace
Women In Aerospace Canada along with UTIMUS, Immigrants Working Centre (IWC), McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI), and The Strong Link (TSL), will deliver a comprehensive suite of skills development and support to prepare unemployed Afghanistan & Ukrainian immigrant women or non-binary individuals who are unskilled to work in aerospace manufacturing sectors in Ontario.
WIA Book Club – Fall 2023 – Virtual
Based on great feedback from last year's book club, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Book Club this fall. The purpose of the Book Club is to be a forum for all genders in the Aerospace and other related sectors to discuss their experiences in the workplace. With the help of articles and one book, each session will tackle a particular topic including the importance of diversity, equality, the importance of women in the Aerospace (and other related sectors), and challenges under-represented groups may face in the workforce today.
Elsie MacGill Awards Gala October 21, 2023 Brampton
The Northern Lights Aero Foundation is delighted to announce that our 14th annual Elsie MacGill Awards Gala, honouring outstanding Canadian women who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace, will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
Mentoring Program Across Canada Call for Mentors
Call for Mentors for the Women in Aerospace Canada Mentoring Program. The purpose of the WIA Mentorship program is to prepare both Mentors and Mentees to have high value discussions with respect to the Mentees development needs and goals.
Virtual Lunch and Learn Overview of Vertically Aligned Capabilities October 27, 2023
Christina Kruth, Vice President of Sales, with Sintavia a designer and additive manufacturer of advanced mechanical systems for Aerospace, Defense, & Space OEMs. Christina will be sharing an Overview of Vertically Aligned Capabilities.
How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World – Submitted by Silvia Bianchi
Many companies face the challenge on how to advance LGBT inclusion when it can become a conflict with local law or culture. The authors in this article explain how it can be done after reviewing the research conducted by interviewing 30 individuals from Dow, EY, and Microsoft in a variety of countries, from Brazil to Japan to Saudi Arabia.
POSTPONED: Halifax Summer Social June 22, 2023
As you are aware, there is devastating damage across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada and out of respect for our members, directors, and friends of WIA, we have made the decision to cancel our summer social axe throwing event. Our plan is to revisit the event in the fall. Please consider donating to either the Red Cross or other neighbourhood food and clothes drives that are occurring throughout the province.
2023 AGM & Meet the Board of Directors
Please join Women in Aerospace Canada for our virtual Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 12th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET). Hear what we have been up to, what we have planned, and to meet our new Board of Directors.