Computing and Technology Conference for Her

Who are we?

The Try/CATCH 2017 committee hopes to encourage and expand the opportunities in Computing Science and Engineering Science available to female high school students. Try/CATCH is organized by a group of students, faculty, and staff from SFU who want to support and promote females in the Applied Sciences.

SFU Committee Members:

Student Members:

Co-Chairs: Dawn Chandler and Maddy Soleimanian
Treasurer: Dawn Chandler
Promotions Coordinator: Maddy Soleimanian
Sponsorship Coordinator: Angelina Xia
Secretary: Natalie Perelygin
Website Manager: Tatyana Mozgacheva
Workshop Leaders: Dr. Janice Regan, Zeinab Sadeghipour, Yunduz Rakhmangulova, Vani Choubey, Bria Kindersley, Toria Kindersley
Graphics & T-Shirt Designer: Natalie Perelygin
Executives at Large:Dhivya Manohar

Faculty Members, School of Computing Science:

Faculty Representative:Dr. Janice Regan
Student Advisor: Daniela Abasi
Photographer: Chingtai Wong
Technical Support: Sumo Kindersley

Organizational Information:


Established in 2002, Women in Computing Science (WiCS) strives to promote and support women in Computing Science, build a strong network of friendly faces for women, and challenge the biases faced by women in Computing Science. WiCS has more than 250 active members. We run programs and hold events all 3 semesters of the year, including a faculty mentor lunch, Fall mentorship program, company tours, technical interview workshops, hackathons, and many socials. For more information, please visit the WICS website. You can reach WICS by email:


Women in Engineering (WiE), consisting of approximately 150 women from all years, strives to provide encouragement and support to women in Engineering by nurturing strong academic and social relationships. WiE provides guidance to women from high school in their transition to university life (High School Outreach Program), guidance through their university career (Mentorship Program and educational/social events) and guidance into the corporate world post-graduation (Corporate Opportunities Program - including annual networking events and company visits). For more information, please visit the WiE website. You can reach WiE by email: