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4 Ways to Help Everyone Find Their Inner Scientist

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Imogen Coe

Everyone has a budding inner scientist with natural curiosity about the world. Science offers a way to find answers to the questions we had as kids and may still have as adults. Helping kids nurture their inner scientist and encouraging them to develop the skills needed to investigate and understand the world around them will help them become scientifically literate adults.

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.

Social Media Is Catalyzing Change for Women in Science

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Imogen Coe

Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to bring about positive change for women in science. Two recent events involving senior, highly-regarded scientists demonstrate the growing importance of social media as a catalyst for change in science. It is time for the media to pay more attention to those scientists, who happen to be women, and who are woefully under and mis-represented in all media. Women in science all around the world have found a common voice that has never existed before, on this scale or in this form.

Tim Hunt's Sexist Remarks Reflect a Pervasive Attitude in STEM Fields

Stephanie Ellis | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Stephanie Ellis

In spite of my own positive experiences, Tim Hunt's remarks come as no surprise as they reflect a very pervasive attitude in our community. His views epitomize the historical dominance of men in the culture of STEM academic research. Women have been pushed to the side, in many cases not given credit for their discoveries, and expected to withstand the rampant sexism and discrimination. Evidence of how persistent and systemically ingrained this attitude has become continues to arise, even amongst women themselves.

21 Activities To Get Kids Excited About Science And Math

Shelley White | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Parents

By the time our children are grown, at least 65 per cent of the jobs they will have don't even exist today. To try and prepare our kids for their ...

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.

Today's Scientists Need an Awards Show as Big as the Oscars

Justin Beach | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada
Justin Beach

Right now, public interest in STEM and scientists is on an upswing. So, it seems to me, that now is the perfect time to continue that upswing by putting some of science's latest and greatest achievements on a big stage once a year. I'm not suggesting that the Nobel prize should be more commercial or should be dumbed down. I'm not even suggesting that the Nobel prize change in any way but there should be another set of awards that is meant for the general public, that is meant to be understood and that helps the people to understand.

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.

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?

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...

A Passion For Connecting Women in Engineering and Geoscience

Doina Oncel | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

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 and support from other women.

Tomorrow's Einsteins Are Playing in the Key of G(enius)

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Researchers at Michigan State University just published a study drawing a strong line between creative arts and scientific acumen. The researchers found that, of 82 students who had graduated from science, technology, engineering and math programs at MSU's elite Honours College, 93 per cent had music training at some point in their lives.

Where Are All the Women in Mining?

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

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.

Influencing Young Women Through Math

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada
Doina Oncel

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 ...

What I Would Change About Arts Education in Canada

Karen Kain | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Kain

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gif If I could change one thing about Canada, it would be to place a greater emphasis on the study and practice of arts education at every level. There is a widespread presumption that schools nowadays must focus almost exclusively on science, technology, engineering and mathematics if students are to be properly prepared to face the future.

Technology's Missing Growth Driver: Women

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

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.

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.