Monthly Archives: September 2019

Poll: 43% of Canadian women don’t feel welcome in tech industry

Image courtesy: Unsplash. Men continue to dominate the tech sector. A December 2018 analysis of tech jobs in the U.S. suggested that women make up less than 20 percent of all tech jobs in the U.S., despite accounting for more than half of the country’s total workforce. If current trends continue, it could take 118 years for female computer scientists to annually publish

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Here’s how to encourage more girls to pursue STEM careers

This article was written for theconversation.com by Jilana Boston, Ph.D. Student in Cognitive Development, New York University and Andrei Cimpian, Associate Professor of Psychology, New York University. It has been republished in full under a creative commons licence. Thumbnail image courtesy: Pexels. Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example,

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5 facts about fog and aerosol | Craig Poku, post-doctoral researcher, University of Leeds

We Rep STEM aims to promote the work of inspiring people in the STEM community. Today, we’re featuring Craig Poku, a post-doctoral researcher with a focus on fog and aerosol at the University of Leeds Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science. Here are five interesting facts about fog and aerosol — and a bit about Craig’s research, in his own

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STEM Profile: Nicholas Orchanian, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry | University of Southern California

We Rep STEM aims to promote the work of inspiring people in the STEM community. Today, we’re featuring Nicholas Orchanian, a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at the Univeristy of Southern California. Read on to learn more about Nicholas and what his work entails, in his own words. Hello! My name is Nicholas Orchanian and I’m a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry

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Report finds record-high number of doctors in Canada, with more females entering the physician workforce

File photo courtesy: Pixabay. The number of doctors in Canada is growing at a rate of more than double the country’s population, accelerating an upward trend that’s been taking place for the past twelve years. The information was released this week in a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Between 2014 and 2018, Canada’s population increased by

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Mattel unveils line of gender-neutral dolls

Image courtesy: creatableworld.com Toy manufacturer Mattel has unveiled a new line of gender-neutral dolls. The toys — sold under the Creatable World line — retail for $30 (U.S.) and were created for children who “don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms,” Mattel said. “Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact

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Study suggests rural LGBTQ teachers likelier to have depression/anxiety than those in cities

This article was written for theconversation.com by Catherine Lee, Deputy Dean for Education, Anglia Ruskin University. It has been republished in full under a creative commons licence. Thumbnail image courtesy: Pexels. Jo is a teacher in a large primary school in a village in Southeast England. She tells me she is having counselling for depression and has taken time off

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