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RBC Indigenous Student Internship Program

In RBC’s National Indigenous Student Internship Program, you’ll gain firsthand exposure and get a head start in different areas of RBC such as Finance, Sales and Services, IT, Marketing, HR, etc. We provide challenging but rewarding experiences that will help you learn and grow, as well as the opportunity to receive advance full-time employment offers for those who excel in the program.

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The Secret History of Women in Coding

As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator. One day in junior high in 1950, though, her geography teacher surprised her with a comment: “Mary Allen, when you grow up, you should be a computer programmer!” Wilkes had no idea what a programmer was; she wasn’t even sure what a computer was. Relatively few Americans were. The first digital computers had been built barely a decade earlier at universities and in government labs.

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Hack Your Future

Hack Your Future is Canada’s a coding academy dedicated to supporting refugees. They provide refugee youth with programming and coding skills to launch IT careers and succeed in the 21st century job market. The training program is 6 months long, with weekly technical sessions facilitated by professionals, instructors, and tech companies in their partnership network.

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Making STEM inclusive for all women

International Women’s Day is a day of optimism and empowerment, marked by the celebration of women’s achievements and acknowledgment of progress on gender equality. It is also an opportunity to reflect on what we need to do to continue to advance gender equality – and include all women when doing so.

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When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men

Most of the conversation about women and work revolves around how the economy impacts women; we know comparatively less about how women in turn affect the economy. Research looks at Census data from 1980 to 2010 to study how women’s participation in the workforce influences wage growth in approximately 250 U.S. metropolitan areas. It found that as more women joined the workforce, they helped make cities more productive and increased wages.

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Gender Equity Is Not Zero Sum

To make progress toward gender equity, men need to be involved. But zero-sum bias often deters men from engaging in the conversation (let alone taking action) because it fuels the belief that men must sacrifice their resources or stature for women to earn a place at the table. Although zero-sum thinking is invalidated by the data, it pervades the workplace equity narrative.

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Women in Engineering UBC

Women in Engineering (WiE) is a student organization of undergraduate and graduate students who advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in engineering. It was created by faculty and students to promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the engineering profession. WiE supports the student population through career and leadership development workshops as well as outreach initiatives for high school and elementary school students. Our aim is to provide underrepresented students with the tools and opportunities that will enable and empower them to reach their full potential. Some of our events include the annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) mentoring event, a non-traditional engineering careers panel, and a workshop on identifying and addressing gender inequality in the workplace.

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Impostor syndrome is genuine threat to women’s workplace advancement

So here’s my dirty little secret: I’m an impostor. There, I said it. It only took me 20 years and lots of sleepless nights worrying about what other people might think. But now that it’s out in the open, the truth, I believe, will set me free. What I’m talking about – for those business associates and friends who might be a bit nervous at this point – is the much-discussed “impostor syndrome.” That’s the phenomenon whereby high-achieving individuals think they don’t belong – that they’re frauds and it’s only a matter of time before everybody figures them out.

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Canadian Accessibility Network

The Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) is a national collaboration to advance accessibility for persons with disabilities through Research, Design and Innovation, Education and Training, Policy, Employment, and Community Engagement.

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Kids Code Jeunesse Programs

Kids Code Jeunesse is a bilingual Canadian charity determined to give every Canadian child access to digital skills education, with a focus on girls and underserved communities. Coding is one of the most valuable and powerful tools a kid can have in the 21st century, but developing their technological ability, confidence, and creativity in the long-term takes a village. That’s why Kids Code Jeunesse has designed 4 programs to extend beyond the classroom and into the community at large.

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Pride Month: How employers can create a more inclusive work culture

Having a diverse workforce brings value to the company. Organizations expose themselves to risk when they don’t have a diverse workforce. A lack of diversity could make it difficult for them to hire and retain talent or they could face reputational risk. If diverse employees don’t feel they can be their authentic selves, their mental health could suffer and lead to absenteeism and disability. Here is how employers can create a more inclusive work culture.

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Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program

As part of Ryerson’s graduate program in Aerospace Engineering, you’ll gain the specialized skills you need to not only solve problems here on earth but to also actualize design concepts for travel beyond. You’ll conduct innovative, internationally recognized research, and work closely with Canada’s leading aerospace companies.

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University of Toronto Sexuality and Gender Diversity Office

The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. The Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, faculty, librarians, and staff across the University’s three campuses.

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