Tag Archives: STEM

It’s not lack of confidence that’s holding back women in STEM

It’s not lack of confidence that’s holding back women in STEM

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions are still heavily male-dominated. Across all sectors, just over one in four STEM workers are women. The gender gap is even wider among students in post-secondary STEM courses. The STEM Equity Monitor reports: When considering university and VET together, in 2018 women comprised only 21% of total STEM course enrolments and […] … learn more→

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

Many educators, caregivers and students have been struggling with remote learning during the pandemic, especially the lack of hands-on learning experiences. We developed and are trying out a hybrid approach – with on-screen and off-screen time – that helps children learn engineering design practices at home. Engineering design practices are the steps engineers take to design a solution to a problem. […] … learn more→

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Broadening the representation and leadership of women in science and engineering continues to be both a focus and a challenge for Canada and the global world. Gender diversity brings a mixture of perspectives and skills on topics from salary disparity to sexual harassment that strengthens the fabric of the academic setting and workforce. Recently, the University of […] … learn more→