Women in Science at Queen's (WiSQ)

Women in Science at Queen's (WiSQ)

Engage, Learn and Grow with WiSQ!

Women in Science Queen’s (WiSQ) is supported by the Employee Resource Group funded by a Inclusive Community Fund (ICF) provided by the Human Rights and Equity Office. 

Founded by Dr. Patricia Lima, adjunct assistant professor in the Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU), who was looking to help other women as they explore and build upon their careers at Queen’s while at the same time helping foster equity within science.  Other goals include promoting discussions about gender bias in science; incentivizing the active participation and leadership of women; and establishing a visible, equitable, diverse and inclusive community promoting the development and retention of women across all scientific disciplines.

We became official in 2019 and are now in our second year, ready to bring 10 more monthly seminars, including hosting meetings to discuss issues of equity, career development, and work-life balance.  We also hope to hold more external events with hopes of being able to connect with more women's community groups.  Please add us on Twitter to find out about our events, or add our group to your outlook calendar.

  • Two women giving speeches at an event

    The Queen's Women's Network (QWN) and WiSQ co-hosted an inspiring lunch to celebrate International Women's Day on March 6, 2020

  • Four women posing infront of the new WiSQ banner

    WISQ unveiling their new banner for events.  Pictures shows (left to right) Dr. Ruaa Al-Qazazi, Dr. Patricia Lima (WiSQ founder), Dr. Elahe Alizadeh and Brooke Ring-Snetsinger.

  • Team of women standing on stairs

    The organizational team for Women in Science Queen's, includes, from left: Tiziana Cotechini, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Science; Kimberly Dunham-Snary, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine;  Elahe Alizadeh, scientist at Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU); Patricia Lima, adjunct assistant professor at QCPU; and Caroline F. Pukall, professor, Department of Psychology and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Image by Queen's Gazette