Welcome to Unama’ki - Cape Breton Island Women in Science and Engineering
STEM Outreach and Activities
Meet Great People
We’re an enthusiastic group of individuals brought together by a common passion of promoting young women in Science. Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics across Cape Breton Island through events, retreats, workshops, and day camps.
"I used to not like being called a 'woman architect'. I'm an architect, not just a woman architect. The guys used to tap me on the head and say "you're OK for a girl". But I see an incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it can be done, so I don't mind anymore." -- Zaha Hadid, Internationally renowned Architect
“If you’re beautiful, you’re led to believe that you can’t also be smart...But you can be fun and fit and social and be really smart. And the smarter you are, the more capable you’ll be to handle whatever challenges come up in life.”
- Danica McKeller, Actress and Mathematician
At Island WISE, we
believe that intelligence
and confidence are traits of beauty!