Graduate Women In Physics and Astronomy
at McMaster University


Graduate Women In Physics and Astronomy (GWIPA) is a society established in July of 2013 within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. The core members of the group are graduate students (MSc and PhD) in physics or astronomy with a female gender identity, but we also encourage female undergraduate students (2nd year and up) as well as post doctoral fellows within these fields to participate in our activities. Our main goal is to cross the gaps between research groups and fields within the department to form new friendships as well as a peer support base. We will act to strengthen the gender diversity of the department and mentor new students to the life as a female graduate student and researcher in a male dominated field.


"Girls just wanna have fun - with science"
Article by the Hamilton Spectator, written about the Girls in Science Day outreach and mentorship program that took place April 10, 2015.

Girls in Science Day, April 10 & 24, 2015

Volunteers from GWIPA, Let's Talk Science and the WISE Initiative ran two Girls in Science outreach and mentorship events this April. These events were supported by funding from SPICES. Click on the IMAGE above for pictures from these events.

GIPC 2015, July 31 - August 1, 2015

WIPC banner photo

WIPC (Women in Physics Canada) 2015 Conference
The fourth annual Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) conference will be held from July 30 to August 01, at the University of Toronto. WIPC is a national conference aimed primarily at (but not restricted to) graduate students in physics, astrophysics, mathematical physics and related fields. University of Toronto, July 30 - August 1, 2015.
Registration is now open.
Submit an abstract through RESGISTRATION.

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