Mathematics

STEM: It's a "Girl Thing," Too

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Women make up over half of the world's population but only a third of engineering jobs across the globe are held by women. I believe this problem, like many others, is significantly centered on mindset and perceptions.

Looking for a Pattern With Endless Possibilities? Try Paisley

Leah Morrigan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Paisley is one of the most gorgeous decorative patterns humans have ever devised. It is an incredible pattern to work with because it is so full of possibilities; paisley can be done in any scale, multi-coloured, monochrome, simple, or intricate, in a regular and repeating or varied, irregular, and seemingly random pattern.

Why We Need To Push Kids Into Careers In STEM-Based Industries

Mark Lievonen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada
Mark Lievonen

The long-term benefits derived from investing in STEM-related programs impact many sectors. Of the 10 highest-paying jobs in Canada, seven are found in STEM industries, of which four are within non-biotech/healthcare sectors such as construction, utilities, transportation, and goods production.

A Call For More Female Mentors

Doina Oncel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is an important factor to our society. Girls' accomplishments in STEM are created by the quality of female leaders around them. Once young girls see themselves as successful as the leaders before them they will believe in the potential for academic growth therefore a positive outcome will result out of it.

Kids Are Having A Harder Time Mastering Basic Math

Postmedia News | Amy Chung | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Living

OTTAWA -- Canada's public schools are doing a poor job of teaching basic math skills and shortchanging a generation of kids, says a study by the Front...