Computing and Technology Conference for Her

Who are we?

The Try/CATCH committee hopes to encourage and expand the opportunities in Computing Science available to female high school students. Try/CATCH is organized by a group of students and faculty members from SFU interested in sharing their enthusiasm for Computer Science.

SFU Committee Members:

Student Members:

Co-Chairs: Dawn Chandler and Shokoofeh Pourmehr
Treasurer: Bria Kindersley
Promotions Coordinator: Angel Tian
Sponsorship Coordinator: Mehrnoosh Ebrahimipour
Workshop Coordinators: Mehrnoosh Ebrahimipour, Yunduz Rakhmangulova, and Lisa Wong
Volunteer Coordinator: Vani Choubey
Graphics & T-Shirt Designer: Natalie Perelygin
Women in Tech Panel Moderator: Zeinab Sadeghipour
Website Manager: Samantha Yu
Executives at Large: Warunika Ranaweera

Faculty Members, School of Computing Science:

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

Organizational Information:


Established in 2002, Women In Computing Science (WICS@SFU) 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 and holds four to six events every semester including a mentor lunch, networking events, technical workshops, and a semester-end social. WICS has also held big events like the International Women’s Day celebration and radio programs in CJSF. For more information, please visit the WICS website. You can reach WICS by email:


The Women in Engineering Group, 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. WEG 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 WEG website. You can reach WEG by email: