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Laurier Centre for Women in Science

2011 was the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel prize in chemistry to Marie Curie. Women have made incredible advances over the past hundred years; in 1911 women in Canada could not vote and were not even recognized as persons. But new challenges face women today – there is a critical need to continue to address barriers to women in science, engineering and quantitative social sciences.

Laurier is proud to champion women in sciences through the Centre for Women in Science (WinS), which launched in 2012. Indeed, our ultimate goal is to make this centre redundant. With your help and support, we know we can.

Learn more about us.

Awards Applications are Open

Applications are open until May 1, 2019 for the WinS student grants and awards.

Join Us

Membership is open to all at Laurier and partner institutions who are interested in participating in research and/or activities that promotes women and minorities in science and mathematical social sciences.

To become a member, volunteer or mentor, contact Shohini Ghose at

Get Involved

The work of WinS is carried out by dedicated students who perform specific roles each semester. As well, many volunteers help out at each event. Contact to get involved.

You can also make a donation to WinS through Laurier.

WinS is also celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2017! Join us for an evening of science, art and music as we mark this milestone.