Sexism is alive and well in Canada

It has even filtered into the hard sciences. The following is the text of a flier recently passed on to me. Even the huge IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) has succumbed to the "new paradigm", apparently

The First Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing

Banff International Research Station
July 13-15, 2012
Registration: $150

The First Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing will be held at the beautiful Banff International Research Station July 13-July 1

The workshop will have a poster session, panels and technical presentations from the speakers listed below:

• Sonia Assia, Universite de Quebec
• Pamela Cosman, University of California, San Diego
• Sheila Hemami, Cornell University
• Shalinee Kishore, Lehigh University
• Urbashi Mitra, University of Southern California
• Anna Scaglione, University of California, Davis
• Milica Stojanovic, Northeastern University
• Sirin Tekinay, Consultant, Istanbul, Turkey
• Sarah Kate Wilson, Santa Clara University
• Sally Wood, Santa Clara University

Space is limited at this workshop. Limited travel grants are available. To apply for the workshop and travel grants, please send the following information to

1. A two-page abstract of the poster
2. Your CV
3. Two references
4. Please put Women's Worskhop in the Subject Header

Accommodation at the Banff International Research Station for up to 25 participants at this 2-day workshop is free. The registration fee for the workshop will be 150 U.S. Dollars.

1 comment:

  1. Banff is a beautiful place to hold a conference. So why don't you single guys in North America drop in and sample the pulchritude. It might be better than online dating!



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