Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

Fabulous Physicists from Around the World: The tale of ICWIP 2014

Jun 16, 2015, 2:15 PM
CCIS L1-160 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-160

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Women in Physics / Femmes en physique (CEWIP-CEFEP) T2-9 Gender and Arts in Physics Teaching (CEWIP-DPE) / Genre et arts dans l'enseignement de la physique (CEFEP-DEP)


Shohini Ghose (Wilfrid Laurier University)


A century ago it was only Marie Curie and a few other women who were part of the physics community, but in 2014, CAP and IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) brought over 200 women physicists from 52 countries to Waterloo for the 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP). ICWIP 2014 was held at Wilfrid Laurier University from August 5 to 8, 2014. This was the first time this conference was held in North America. It was a unique opportunity for Canadian scientists and researchers to share ideas and experiences with women and men from around the world. This is the story of this one-of-a-kind conference, including the scientific and gender-focused sessions and talks, the official resolutions approved by the delegates, the amazing personal stories shared, and of course, the closing night dance party.

Primary author

Shohini Ghose (Wilfrid Laurier University)

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