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Our goal is to promote, encourage, and support a culture where everyone can have access to the resources neccessary to succeed. We hope you will find some of our information useful.


  • Outreach roadshow (slides)

    This is a slide show which demonstrates the breadth of the field, the diversity of people involved and exciting projects within the School of Computer Science at McGill. It is intended to recruite undergraduates to Computer Science. If you are interested in using this roadshow, please send e-mail to Brigitte Pientka (bp at cs dot mcgill dot ca).

  • How to choose an advisor? (slides)

    This is a short presentation Women@SOCS gave to all graduate students in the School of Computer Science. The slides briefly explain to incoming graduate students how to best find a supervisor, what to ask and what to expect.

  • Work Group on Women Professors Academic Careers (info)
  • Resources outside McGill

  • Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research ( CRAW )
    The goal of the CRA Committee on the Status of Women in Computing research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels.
  • ACM's Committee on Women in Computing ( ACM-W )
    ACM-W is the ACM committee on Women in Computing. It celebrates, informs and supports women in computing, and works with the ACM-W community of computer scientists, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.
  • Systers is an informal organization for technical women in computing that began in 1987 as a small mailing list for women in "systems", thus the name Systers. There are now over 2800 Systers in 53 countries around the world.
  • The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology :Increasing women's impact on technology; increasing the positive impact of technology on the world's women. ABIWT is the home of Systers.
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing : founded in 1994, is a technical conference that has brought together thousands of women in computing. It was founded as the result of the experiences of Systers in our unique community. As a result of successes in 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2002, every two years. Watch for information at their website for future conferences!
  • Tomorrows Professors is a discussion forum and mailing list which seeks to foster a diverse, world-wide teaching and learning ecology among its nearly 12,000 subscribers at over 500 institutions and organizations in 86 countries around the world.
  • NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering , ( Dr. Claire Deschenes (Universite Laval))