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SCWIST Annual General Meeting

June 14, 2018, 2018

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The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) invites you to its 2018 Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2018.

Join us for a keynote from Dr. Lesley Esford, President of LifeSciences BC, followed by a review of SCWIST’s activities, approval of revised constitution and bylaws, and election of board members for 2018-19.

This is a great opportunity to connect with the SCWIST community and expand your network of professionals in STEM who are empowering the community in influential ways.

Refreshments and canapes will be served. There will also be a raffle to benefit SCWIST’s programs, tickets will be $1 each. Please bring cash to buy raffle tickets as there is no ATM on site. Prize details and online raffle ticket sales will be released once the BC Gaming Application is approved.

Please note that this event is free for members in good standing. The registration fee for non-members is $20. Email about the status of your membership, or renew your membership here.

For those who become members at the event, the cost of the ticket will be applied towards the SCWIST membership fee.


5:15 – 5:45 Registration and Networking reception
5:45 – 6:30 Keynote from Dr. Lesley Esford
6:30 – 6:45 Break
6:45 – 6:50 Call to Order, Quorum, and Approval of Minutes of AGM held June 2, 2017
6:50 – 7:45 Presentation of the Society’s Annual Report
7:45 – 8:00 Special Resolutions: Constitution & Bylaws
8:00 – 8:20 Election of Directors
8:20 – 8:30 Closing Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 Networking

About Dr. Lesley Esford:

Dr. Lesley Esford is the President & CEO of LifeSciences BC, a not-for-profit, industry association that supports and represents the Life Science community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, advocacy, and promotion of our world-class science and industry. Lesley received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from UBC and has spent many years in academia, industry and government in positions supporting the growth of the Life Sciences sector. Since 2006, she has worked as an ITA for NRC-IRAP, helping over 100 entrepreneurs developing a wide array of products and services, at every stage of the innovation process, from concept to commercialization. Lesley is a Kauffman Fellow, which is a Silicon Valley-based international leadership program for venture capitalists and innovators.


June 14, 2018
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm


University Women’s Club
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, Canada
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