Fonds F0459 - CAWIS fonds

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CAWIS fonds

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F0459

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  • 1975-1993 (Creation)
    Creator
    Canadian Association for Women in Science

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2.16 m of textual records

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CAWIS (Canadian Association for Women in Science) was formed in 1981. It started as a chapter of the U.S. based Association for Women in Science (AWIS), but a decision was made at the chapter meeting in May, 1981 to from a wholly Canadian organization in order to better serve the needs of Canadians. CAWIS initiatives and activities include publishing a CAWIS newsletter; co-ordinating public seminars and lectures; promoting science education in high schools for girls; supporting, lobbying, informing organizations, ministries, associations on issues relevant to women and science; participating in conferences on women and science; establishing a CAWIS award to Canadian women in science; establishing a Canadian registry of women in science; and marketing the organization CAWIS to the general public and women involved/interested in scientific professions.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the records pertaining to the activities of the Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) and includes CAWIS administration records, 1981-1992; CAFWEST records, 1983-1989; Task Force on the Status of Women Graduate Students records, 1985-1991; Women's Studies Working Group records, 1985-1989; York Women's Centre records, 1975-1991.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1993-018. Further accruals are expected.

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Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2002/04/05 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/09 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions.
2014-07-22: Migrated to AtoM
2018-03-04 KCP: Added GMD, finding aid note, and published

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