Girls in Stem

10 STEM-Based Activities For Computer Science Education Week

Julie Hansen | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Julie Hansen

Whether it's during family game night or a classroom holiday party, there are plenty of ways to integrate STEM-based games and toys for kids of all ages to enjoy. From building a website to building a structure, these fun activities are sure to spark an interest in subjects that might just pave the way for a future career.

A Degree In STEM Can Land You Your Dream Job

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Imogen Coe

In September, I attended the Ontario University Fair, one of the biggest university fairs on the continent. There, I spent many hours talking to prosp...

10 Reasons There Should Be More Women in Tech

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

When I was growing up, my parents often told me that I could do anything that I wanted. There should be no closed doors on my career aspirations. I grew up around women who were researchers, professionals and innovative in their respective fields.

Toy Company Creates Empowering Dolls We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Parents

To appeal to girls’ interest in STEM, MGA Entertainment launched four dolls to focus on each aspect of the field: science, technology, engineering a...

Jumpstart Your Kids' STEM Education This Summer

Julie Hansen | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Parents
Julie Hansen

Today's kids will see tremendous career opportunities thanks to the rapid growth of the technology sector and the emergence of the digital era. The problem: we're simply not equipping our youth with the right skills, knowledge, interest and confidence they'll need to take the wheel to drive our future economy.

How Gender Stereotyping Impacts Women in STEM

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Imogen Coe

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The underlying reasons for this gender imbalance are complex but research suggests gender stereotyping from the earliest age impacts the enrollment of women in STEM.

6 Ways to Make Math, Science and Technology Fun for Girls (and Boys)

Leyla Seka | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Leyla Seka

Over the past few months there's been a lot of conversation about whether women are getting a fair shake in Silicon Valley. It's fantastic that there's so much focus on gender equality, but most of the discussion bypasses the fact that we still need to get more women to even try to succeed in technology.

Women Are Dreaming Bigger and Speaking Louder

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

Across the Fortune 500 companies and throughout cities worldwide, women appear to hold the short end of the stick. Women are considerably underrepresented as CEOs, officers, and directors in the corporate world. Since women occupy nearly half the total work force in the United States, what is the reasoning behind these inexplicable labour statistics?

Keep Gender Stereotypes Out of Raising Kids

Jenn Neilson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jenn Neilson

With kids growing up surrounded by advertising, movies and TV, toys, books, and clothes that tell them that some things are for girls, and others are for boys, we're already fighting an uphill battle if our goal is to raise girls who know that they can solve tough, real world problems, and boys who are interested in collaboration, not just competition.

We Need More Women in Aerospace

Doina Oncel | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Doina Oncel

There is no doubt that raising awareness on issues such as STEM, particularly Engineering and Aerospace fields in Canada is a valuable experience to o...

Education for Career or Education for Life?

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada
Eric Quon-Lee

It is accurate that corporations could have their employee shortages solved overnight if more students entered high demand fields, but the question is whether or not they should.

Google Prize Winner Off To Stanford?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A few days ago Ann Makosinski wasn't even sure she could afford community college. That all changed when the Victoria teen won the Age 15-16 catego...

She's 14 and Changing the Health Care System

Doina Oncel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

For my work, at the age of 13, I had the opportunity to represent Canada at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, I was selected as one of 90 finalists out of over 50,000 applicants for the Google International Science Fair and I was presented with Canada's Top 20 Under 20 award. Today, I'm 14-years-old and entering the 10th grade of high school. I'm combining my interests in biotech, health sciences and technology to launch my next venture.

Where Are All the Women in Mining?

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Impact

The reality is that mining is no longer about brute strength and pickaxes. It is now one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world. And as an industry that is currently pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we should be appealing to young women everywhere to become involved.

Famous Women in STEM: A History

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Doina Oncel

When we look back in time we remember some pioneers who are studied in school because of the marks they have left behind. Remember Albert Einstein, Alfred Nobel, Aristotle? What happened to the women in STEM that have also made a difference in our lives from centuries ago? It is imperative to have these women featured.

Technology's Missing Growth Driver: Women

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Impact

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png With the dramatic growth of mobile phones and the Internet, opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs in the computing field have outpaced most other sectors. Yet, around the world, women remain a small minority.

How Do We Advance Women in STEM?

Doina Oncel | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

We need to start focusing on investing in the education of the next generation of women. Times change and so do behaviours. People from our generation feel as though they have the responsibility to change how opportunities are presented and make sure that fairness is given to all that follow.