Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR)

Supporting women who are pursuing careers in the visual sciences
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Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR)

Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) is an initiative of the ARVO Foundation to further develop and strengthen women who are pursuing careers in the visual sciences. WEAVR supports and promotes networking, career development, and access to research opportunities for female vision scientists. WEAVR raises philanthropic dollars to support the ARVO Foundation through its annual WEAVR Luncheon.

The WEAVR Leadership Committee provides strategic direction for WEAVR’s fundraising activities and leads WEAVR’s initiatives for networking and career development for women.

Recent WEAVR initiatives include:

11th Annual WEAVR Luncheon
Monday, April 29, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre

Luncheon speaker: Gail C. Murphy, MSc, BSc, PhD
"Driving Innovation Through Diversity"
Vice President Research & Innovation and Professor of Computer Science
University of British Columbia

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2019 WEAVR Drop-in Mentoring Program
Mid- and senior-level female ARVO members are available during designated times in ARVO Central to provide confidential, one-on-one mentoring sessions of 15-30 minutes to provide guidance and career advice from a female perspective.

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2019 WEAVR Workshop
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre

Scientists as entrepreneurs (or How to apply your science to business)
Organizers: Stella Robertson, Terri L. Young and Kathryn S. Crawford
Speakers: Adrienne Graves, Cynthia L. Grosskreutz, Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, Barbara Wirostko and Kathryn S. Crawford

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