Women in Learning
Women in Learning
For the support and advancement of women in science.
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For the Support & Advancement of
Women in Science

Women in Learning (WIL) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum in which students or post-doctoral fellows doing scientific research in the broader fields of Learning Theory, Behavior, Memory and Neuroscience can seek advice, support, and guidance on the advancement of female researchers from a notable female researcher who has already carved a path in the field.

9th Annual WIL Luncheon

Friends, members, and supporters of WIL, we are excited to announce our upcoming 9th annual Women in Learning luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 as a satellite event off the annual Pavlovian Society meeting in Vancouver, B.C. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sheena Josselyn (Sick Kids / U. Toronto) will be our speaker this year, sharing her thoughts on life, science, and academia.

We ask that a donation of $10-20 be made to help offset the cost of the luncheon. Donations can be made by clicking the button above.


Location: TAPshack Coal Harbour, 1199 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, Canada
Date & Time: Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 12 pm-1:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you all this fall! All are welcome.

--- Team WIL

Our 2019 Distinguished Speaker

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Dr. Sheena Josselyn

Dr. Sheena Josselyn is a senior scientist in the Neuroscience & Mental Health Department at the Hospital for Sick Kids and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Physiology, and the Institute of Medical Sciences at U. Toronto. Her research focuses her research on elucidating mechanisms of memory processes to understand cognitive function & dysfunction.

As our Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Josselyn will be speaking about balancing life and academia at our 2019 WIL luncheon in Vancouver, B.C.

 2019 Outstanding Graduate Woman in Learning Award

We are excited to announce Women in Learning’s 2nd Outstanding Graduate Woman in Learning Award! The application window is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

We will honor one female-identifying graduate student during the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society (in Vancouver, BC from October 3, 2019 through October 6, 2019) who has completed at least one year of graduate studies and made significant contributions to the field of learning with the Outstanding Graduate Woman in Learning Award. The award is meant to recognize outstanding work in and commitment to the study of learning, behavior, and memory.  Please send a current CV and a letter of recommendation from your graduate research advisor to WILAwardNominations@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 11:59 PM CT.

The awardee will be announced during the annual Women in Learning luncheon on Saturday, October 5th.

For more detail and Terms & Conditions, please click here. We are looking forward to reading your applications!


Team WIL

Women In Learning was founded by a graduate student and is run solely by a small group of students
and post-doctoral fellows.

Support Us

Women in Learning is always looking for additional support and funding for our mission to
serve women scientists.

To become a member or to donate, please follow the links below.

Become a Member

WIL invites anyone interested in supporting the advancement of women in science to become a member. Membership in WIL is free and lifelong.

Make a Donation

WIL is always looking for funding to support our mission of mentoring women in STEM. Any contribution is greatly appreciated!


Partners & Supporters



Information on the American Psychological Association (APA) can be found at the link below.


Pavlovian Society

To become a member or to learn more about the Pavlovian Society, click the link below.


Special Thanks to:

Dr. Michael Fanselow, Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Fred Helmstetter, Dr. Carol Barnes, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Bissiere, Dr. David L. Pomeranz, Denni Zelikowsky and Casey Fluster for their help and advice.