Professional Organizations & Associations in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Professional organizations and associations are an excellent way to learn more about a career of interest, professional designations, and networking opportunities (e.g. memberships, conferences). For additional professional associations please visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) and search under the "Other Resources" tab.

American Statistical Association: has a variety of publications and a career section with information about careers in statistics.

American Water Works Association: a variety of professional and technical resources for those interested in the delivery of safe water to the world.

Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists: a non-profit organization interested in the management of Canadian natural resources based on sound ecological principles. Their website has an "Employment" section with a list of job sites, job vacancies and FAQs.

National Association for Environmental Management: a professional association that empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability.

Ontario Water Works Association: Ontario's leading resource on safe drinking water, the OWWA provides news, events, and a job posting section on their website.

Society for Conservation Biology: For those interested in the conservation and study of biological diversity, the SCB website has a variety of publications and resources to keep you abreast of developments in the field.

Society of Actuaries: Get up-to-date information about the actuarial field on this website that includes a newsroom, publications, listservs and a careers section.

Statistical Society of Canada: Find out what's new in the field of statistics, access a variety of statistics resources, and visit the employment section.

Canadian Mathematical Society: a wealth of resources, including a student section and access to the digital archives of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics and the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin.

Association for Women in Mathematics: The purpose of the AWM is to encourage women to have active careers in the mathematical sciences and to promote equal opportunity in the mathematical sciences. Visit their website to find out about their student chapters and mentor network.

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: a nonprofit, worldwide professional society whose mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity. Their website provides a variety of resources and information about the field and includes a career section.

Information Technology (IT) & Game Development

Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS): CIPS' mission is to strengthen the Canadian IT industry in establishing standards and sharing best practices. Their site provides IT resources, a newsletter and an IT job board.

Entertainment Software Association of Canada: This website from ESAC has a media centre, research and policy information for those interested in the field.

Information Technology Association of Canada: the voice of the Canadian information and communication technologies industry. Their website has comprehensive information about their six priority areas: global competitiveness, ICT adoption, public sector procurement, eHealth, smart regulation and talent.

International Association of Privacy Professionals: a community of privacy professionals eager to meet, share and learn. Their free "Daily Dashboard" and "Canada Dashboard Digest" deliver the latest privacy news straight to your desktop so you can stay on top of the latest developments in the privacy field.

International Game Developers Association (IGDA): As an international organization, IGDA uses the internet to connect individuals who create video games to work on a wide range of projects. Their website has extensive resources for anyone interested in a career in video gaming.

Canadian Women in Communications: a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the communications and technology sectors through strategic networking, targeted professional development and meaningful recognition.

Science & The Environment

BIOTECanada: a national non-profit association with member companies representing the broad spectrum of biotech constituents including emerging and established firms in the health, industrial, and agricultural sectors, as well as academic and research institutions and other related organizations.

Canadian Association for Neuroscience: represents the largest group of Canadian scientists interested in the brain, the spinal cord and the entire nervous system.

Canadian Association of Physicists: a broadly-based national network of physicists working in Canadian educational, industrial and research settings.

Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology: the national association for food industry professionals. Its membership of more than 1,200 is comprised of scientists and technologists in industry, government and academia who are committed to advancing food science and technology.

Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences: fosters interaction, communication and collaboration among discovery scientists, as well as building the next generation of researchers for academia, industry and entrepreneurial enterprise.

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology: a non-profit voluntary association established in 1981 to promote, encourage and empower women working in science and technology.

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