Meet our Executive Team



Hannah Charnock

UNDERGRADUATE student / chemistry / co-president, Co-Founder

Hannah is a 4th-year Chemistry undergraduate student at the University of Victoria with a Co-op focus on the analytical field of the beer, wine, and spirits industries. She has been lucky enough to strike a balance between academics and adventure - always trying to find the time to get out and explore the Vancouver Island coastal hiking trails.

The launch of the Women in Science initiative is an exciting and important chapter! We want to increase the visibility of women in sciences at all stages of their education, careers and professions, and encourage the aspirations of young women entering these fields. 

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Karen lithgow

phd student / biochemistry and microbiology /
co-president, co-founder

Karen is in her 4th year of her PhD thesis research, which focuses upon investigating interactions the causative agent of syphilis, Treponema pallidum, interacts with the cells that line human blood vessels. Outside of the lab Karen enjoys exploring Vancouver Island by water, trail, and snow. 

Karen is thrilled to be involved in the Women in Science initiative at UVic and hopes to develop resources that will recognize outstanding female accomplishments within STEM fields and improve female retention in academia.


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We are currently in the process of updating this page

We are supported by an incredible team of graduate and undergraduate students who work as part of UVic WiS to make this organization possible.

Updates coming February 2018...