Refugee YES brings together young refugee talent, employers, and refugee ambassadors to enable refugee youth to start their careers in Canada. They deliver employer-partnered workshops to educate youth on career-entry employment opportunities across various industries and engage employers seeking young talent.
The STEM areas include science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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After decades of hard work to promote young people’s interest in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, STEM education leaders can rejoice in some major successes. For one, enrollment in university STEM programs has been steadily increasing since the year 2000, and more students than ever before are earning graduate degrees in these crucial subjects. From 2000 to 2015, the number of STEM master’s degrees awarded increased by 88%, while the number of doctoral degrees increased by 60%.
This is a pre-employability program for individuals who are distant from the labour market and have unresolved employment readiness challenges.
Gender bias is a heavy contributor to the issues women face in trying to secure a STEM job. Additionally, racial bias plays an equally trying role for people of colour in western communities. In this study, Williams and colleagues call this dual-bias a doublejeopardy suggesting WOC experience even more difficulty securing STEM jobs than other women.
The percentage of VC deals that went to female-led startups declined in 2020. This development, which comes as women are leaving the U.S. workforce in droves, is especially bad news. Research shows many positive things occur when VCs choose to fund women, and investors must take conscious steps to increase funding for this underrepresented group of entrepreneurs.
Unveiling the hidden contribution of women in the technology sector. The unacknowledged work of women that went into weaving core memories helps to shed light on dualities such as mind versus body, and scientific versus traditional to examine how these dichotomies shape our understanding of innovative and creative work.
This is a comprehensive study of the relative representations of men and women in Canadian astronomy. During the period studied (1991-2000), women were significantly underrepresented at all levels of Canadian astronomy, but that the trend is toward greater equality. The ratio of women to men is highest among graduate students, declines slightly among postdocs, and reaches its lowest level among professors.
Science East is an active public science and technology educational organization in New Brunswick. Science East is a registered charity that works both inside and outside of the school system to reach students, teachers, families, businesses and communities in every region of the province. They provide quality, inquiry-based learning for students, meaningful and engaging workshops for teachers and professionals, as well as fun and educational activities for the public. Their mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences.
OWSD is an international forum uniting eminent women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership. OWSD provides research training, career development and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers.
Wanda Díaz-Merced was forced to find new ways to continue her work as an astrophysicist after going blind. Today, she uses sonification to approach space data from a different angle — with her ears.
Indigenous engineer Deanna Burgart’s work mentoring women and Indigenous youth in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines and her 20+ years of experience working in upstream oil and gas was a natural lead up to founding Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc.
As a young girl in Mexico, Adriana Diaz Lozano Patino was clear on what she wanted to do when she grew up. “Since I was very young, I loved the idea of becoming a scientist – even though when you’re 10 years old, you don’t really know what that actually means,” says Patino, now a third-year engineering science student in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who is majoring in biomedical engineering.
The next generation of astronomers is very active and shows great promise. No less than 25 university departments now offer an astronomy education in Canada. If you are a student and would like to pursue your interest in the sky, you will need an education in pure and applied sciences (physics, mathematics, computer science and a little chemistry), in addition to skills in observation, writing and communicating, topped off with a good dose of logic, patience and determination.
The Manitoba Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is pleased to announce the availability of a C-FLUG (Club Plane) Scholarship – Career Takes Flight. The C-FLUG (Club Plane) Scholarship is for 10 or 20 hours of flight time on the club plane, C150 C-FLUG, for the purpose of building hours towards an advanced rating. This scholarship is open to female residents of Manitoba who are members of the Manitoba Chapter of the 99’s, and hold a Private Pilot License or higher.
Queer Atlantic Canadian STEM (QAtCanSTEM) is a visibility and community building project aiming to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion for Queer folks in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics across the Atlantic Provinces (and Beyond!).
GSF is a Canadian charitable organization that has been in existence since 2003. Their services specialize in digital literacy for all types of audiences, with an emphasis on youth aged 5 to 17 years old. Their main mission is to improve access to technology for all. The primary objective is to break the digital divide and raise awareness in all communities about the responsible, enriching and profitable use of technological tools.
Girls’ programmers, as well as those who are building programs for girls, get together for an intensive training session. The training is based on popular education and encourages critical thinking and movement towards action. Through creative and interactive activities, opportunities are provided to talk about programming for girls, as well as build skills in a variety of areas.
Government of Canada supports University of Saskatchewan’s “Women in STEM” speaker series featuring astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar
Federal government investment to help increase women’s role in STEM
The Department is actively engaged in a wide range of observational and theoretical research and offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses.
To combat obstacles girls may face in pursuing a STEM career, Project PRISM will test interventions that: (1) change boys’ beliefs about girls via implicit bias training and presenting real evidence that test scores underestimate girls’ abilities, (2) expose girls to successful role models who share their values and preferences, and (3) encourage girls to identify with STEM by recognizing that a STEM career can help them accomplish some of their most cherished goals.