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...

Proof That Trudeau Won Because Strategic Voting Works

Ali Kashani | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Ali Kashani

Thirty per cent of Canadian voters (over 5 million) have little to no partisan attachment. By comparison, only eight per cent of U.S. voters swing their party support, and thus the elections. A large non-partisan voting bloc explains the 2015 shift from orange to red, where in a span of three weeks, 1.4 million voters changed their mind from NDP to Liberal. This provides the perfect environment for strategic voting to swing elections. After four years of a majority Conservative government elected against the will of 61 per cent of Canadians, strategic voters became a major voice in this election.

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.

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

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact

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...