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Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) fonds
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- Canadian Association for Women in Science
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2.16 m of textual records
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The Canadian Association for Women in Science (CAWIS) 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.
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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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A PDF series and file listing is attached to this description.
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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1993-018. Further accruals are expected.
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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
2019/03/07 J. Grant. Added pdf file list.