Monthly Archives: November 2019

Study suggests men tend to select majors with higher-paying earning potential than women

File photo courtesy: Unsplash/Antenna Men tend to select post-secondary majors with higher earning potential than women, according to a new study led by sociologist Natasha Quadlin of Ohio State University. Quadlin used data from a survey of 2,720 students from three institutions that had programs designed to retain and support STEM students. The participants were asked to rate how important

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Here's what universities can do to keep students from dropping out

Written by: Lenin Cavalcanti Guerra, University of Saskatchewan and Ken S. Coates, University of Saskatchewan. Photo courtesy: Unsplash/Honeyyanibel The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports that in 36 countries, only 39 per cent of bachelor’s degree students graduate within the expected duration of their program. Another 28 per cent do so in the following three years. According to

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Canadian survey reveals unconscious bias keeping women out of leadership roles

Photo courtesy: Pixabay/9091 Images. Several factors are contributing to a gender gap among male and female executives. Institutions that don’t explicitly support women’s career development struggle with employee retention, even though studies suggest companies that work to promote women are rated more favourably overall. In a recent Canada-based survey of 1,000 men and 1,000 women (2,000 participants total) commissioned by HR consulting firm

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Number of medical students with disabilities on the rise

File photo courtesy: Pixabay The number of U.S. medical students reporting a disability is on the rise, according to a new research letter in JAMA.  Part of the reason, according to researchers, could be due to medical schools’ efforts to create disability-friendly spaces. Nearly all of the students who participated in the research said their school made accommodations to support them. The

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The legal reason why ‘OK Boomer’ is considered discrimination but millennial jokes aren’t

Photo courtesy: Unsplash/ Jared Sluyter Written by: Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old. Though it originated online and primarily is fueling memes, Twitter

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Survey: 61% of employees have wintessed or experienced workplace discrimination

Photo courtesy: Unsplash/Arif Riya An October survey of more than 1,100 employees in the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany, reveals 61 per cent — or 3 in 5 people — have either witnessed or experienced on-the-job discrimination. The data, compiled by the job site Glassdoor, is reminiscent of a separate, U.K.-based study focusing on LGBTQ workers in STEM fields. Here, about a third of

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