Doina Oncel
Doina Oncel is a Social Entrepreneur and the Founder of hEr VOLUTION, a nonprofit organization who focuses on giving opportunities and to spark interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education that leads to future employment in the STEM fields to girls and young women through fun and interactive workshops. Doina is committed to create social change for the equal rights of all young women in STEM fields.

Entries by Doina Oncel

Focus On Online Learning Can Help Boost Ontario Math Scores

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2016 | 2:07 PM

With the recent news release, that Ontario students are doing poorly at math, it is imperative to focus on this issue now as it affects not only our current students and schools but our economy in the long run.

While STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused...

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How STEM Education Multiplies Opportunities For Female Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 12:43 PM

Article co-written with Azam Shaghaghi, the CEO and President of Space Tourism Society of Canada and Advisor to hErVOLUTION

Retail and fashion is getting complicated as there is no longer a case of desirable goods and the simplicity of the stocking shelves, but the rapid technological...

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STEM Education: The Era Of Leadership In Disruptive Science

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 10:58 AM

Article co-written with Azam Shaghaghi, the CEO and President of Space Tourism Society of Canada and Advisor to hErVOLUTION

The answer to empower the next generation of men and women entrepreneurs, innovators and their ideas by putting real-world challenges in front of them and not...

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Here's What We Can Do To Get Girls Interested In STEM

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 4:17 PM

Although many conversations have begun about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Canada, development and implementation to work towards evening out gender imbalances in these fields is still a work in progress. There has been a lot of data gathered to support this issue and many factors...

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How One Woman Is Democratizing the Final Frontier

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Article co-written with Azam Shaghaghi, the CEO and President of Space Tourism Society of Canada and Advisor to hErVOLUTION

Statistics show that women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the past two decades, and self-made female billionaires are piling up....

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From Homeless To Harvard: Tonika Morgan's Unconventional Path To Success

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 11:35 PM

"It is not who we were meant to be it is who we want to become that will lead us to our path of success".

There are careers in our society, such as the ones in the STEM fields, that require a high level of education that follow...

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Giving Women in STEM a Voice

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 3:42 PM

Co-authored by Doina Oncel and Bridget Sirtonski

A few months ago when Emma Watson introduced the #HeForShe campaign asking men to get involved in making positive changes in women's lives, many celebrity men jumped on board to support the initiative. The media has covered this topic...

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It's Time for Canada's Women to Lead in STEM Fields

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 11:06 AM

Depending on who you ask, women who want to work in technology industry face significant obstacles or emerging opportunities. According to the latest study done by Statistics Canada,Education in Canada: Attainment, Field of Study and Location of Study, young women aged 25 to 34 held a larger share...

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Encouraging Women in STEM Fields Is One Way to Change This Conversation

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 10:29 AM

1. Montreal Massacre was an Act of Violence Against Women

December 6, 2014 marks 25 years since the tragic incident at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal also known as the Montreal Massacre.

It is argued that this occurrence, where 14 women's lives were cut short simply...

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Women Are Dreaming Bigger and Speaking Louder

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 4:35 PM

The controversial scenes behind Martin Scorsese's most recent film, The Wolf of Wall Street, portray the "glamorous" lifestyle of a young charismatic stockbroker. However, hidden beneath the bottles of scotch and the stacks of currency lies an unfortunate view of the role that women play in our society. With a...

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We Need More Women in Aerospace

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2014 | 11:16 AM

There is no doubt that raising awareness on issues such as STEM, particularly Engineering and Aerospace fields in Canada is a valuable experience to offer. Seminars and conferences are a big part of making the necessary noise in order for professionals who are in the industry and the...

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A Passion For Connecting Women in Engineering and Geoscience

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 7:29 AM

"I've always felt that in physics you must have total commitment...It's not a job; it's my whole life."

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, 20th c. physicist

As a woman involved in supporting girls and young women's growth in an industry known as being dominated by men, I understand the power of collaboration...

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She's 14 and Changing the Health Care System

(6) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 4:01 PM

It is no secret that I have worked with youth for a while as my social work career and, although there is a stigma attached to someone's age, there are some amazing youth who are doing amazing things. Some of them choose to become better students, give their time in...

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Our Relationship With Nature, Our Ecosystem

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 4:06 PM

What do we know about nature? How does it affect us? Or does it affect us in any way? How do we present this information to our children who will have to live in this environment long after we are gone?

I came across an article recently...

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Melissa Bessey Awarded 2014's International Woman of Achievement for Arts and Culture

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 4:02 PM


There are people who think about making a difference in their world and then there are the ones that make it happen. Melissa Bessey is one of those people that is always ready and eager to support her community in any way that she...

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Influencing Young Women Through Math

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 12:22 PM

There is something to be said about women who are meant to influence: they are doing it even when we least expect it. As women, we influence everyone around us at work, at home, and while we have fun performing hobbies which, at times, are so unexpectedly different than what...

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Famous Women in STEM: A History

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 5:14 PM

There are many findings that discuss how STEM -- Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics -- are some important factors that we need to prepare our kids for. These topics are the innovative studies that our future generation will need in order to prepare them for jobs that may not even...

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How Do We Advance Women in STEM?

(4) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 7:42 AM

I recently took part on a panel discussion at Simon Fraser University's BCNET conference discussing ideas and thoughts on how to attract and retain more women in information technology fields (IT). With me there were three other fabulous women who are veterans in the industry. We all had...

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A Call For More Female Mentors

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 11:02 AM

Not too long ago I was in a room full of women where they were discussing their future. Some were older and felt that they had nothing to live for while some were looking at their future with hope. Are we feeding enough knowledge into the next generation to ensure...

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Why More Women Don't Work in Tech

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 11:17 PM

Canadian Women in Tech: Are we planting the seeds early enough?

It is imperative to realize that, when it comes to technology and social media, it is harder for Canadians to find the resources available to them compared to our neighbours from across the border. Not to mention that the...

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