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Dalhousie Women in Technology Society (WiTS)

Mission

WiTS aims to promote gender and racial equality in the university and technology sector. Their efforts to promote equality include community-based initiatives such as introducing female students in high school to coding, as well as hosting educational networking events for university students. They also welcome members and exec who don’t identify as female to work on spreading the word of equality and equal opportunity through the Faculty and community.

How to get involved

WiTS is always welcoming new members! Everyone is free to join – you don’t need to identify as female to participate. As long as you support the cause of equality in the tech sector and the faculty WiTS welcomes you!

You can get involved by coming to the meetings and meeting some of the current members. We plan a lot of events so some of the meetings are pretty hectic – but please come out and introduce yourself none-the-less! Also WiTS encourages supporters to subscribe to their newsletter if you can’t make it out to the meetings on a regular basis!

2017/2018 Council

Executive

  • President: Rebecca Ansems
  • Vice President Internal: Vacant
  • Vice President External: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Bjorn Huntemann
  • Secretary: Amy Steels

Council

  • Events/Social Representative: Aishwarya Ravichandran
  • Marketing and Public Relations Representative: Heather Brunell
  • CSS Representative: Vacant
  • Education Representative: Vacant
  • Technical Coordinator: Sarah Young
  • Alumni Representative: Ghazayil Alkhalifah
  • Member-at-large: Vacant

Council Duties

Executive:

The President
The role of the President is to represent the Society as the head of the executive while ensuring the representation to all external organizations. The President is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Society and is the first point of contact for any and all society related information.   

Vice President Internal
The Vice President Internal acts as a liaison between the Faculty of Computer Science and Society membership. They are to deal with all internal issues faced by the Society and work closely with the Secretary, Communication Representative and Events/Social Representative on all accounts.

Vice President External
The Vice President External acts as a liaison with all organizations external to the Faculty of Computer Science. They are to deal with all external Society issues and work closely with the Marketing and Public Relations Representative and Education Representative on all accounts;

Treasurer
The Treasurer managea all of the financial accounts of the Society, prepares financial statements for the Society and maintain monthly bank reconciliation.

Secretary
The Secretary records the minutes at the Society Council and executive meetings and distribute the minutes to the Society Council members before or at the next meeting. They also organize all Society Documents.

Council:

Communications Representative 
Helps keep a handle on all the email correspondence, and coordinating publicity on behalf of the council.

Social Representative 
Plans and executes WiTS Social events

Education Representative
Plans and coordinates educational events.

Member at Large
Represents WiTS as a whole and acts on the direction of the WiTS Council.

Technical Coordinator
Helps out with updating the website and any other technical need of the society.