As Canada strives to build an economy defined by innovation, our greatest resource to meet this challenge is walking through the classroom doors of our nation every morning wearing oversized Pokémon and Hello Kitty backpacks. It's never been more critical that we give our children the tools they need to become Canada's innovators of tomorrow.
Rather than drop the kids in front of the TV for a marathon viewing of their favourite shows (as tempting as that may sound to both you and them) or keep your fingers crossed that the weather cooperates for outdoor fun, consider breaking out a few STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities to keep them entertained and engaged while still learning.
According to Statistics Canada, women accounted for only 39 per cent of university graduates aged 25 to 34 with a STEM degree in 2011, compared with 66 per cent of university graduates in 2011. Among those female STEM graduates, only 30 per cent graduated from mathematics and computer science programs, indicating a large gender gap.
In September, I attended the Ontario University Fair, one of the biggest university fairs on the continent. There, I spent
Under privacy by design, technology companies must account for human values when creating their systems and ensure they have engineered for maximum individual privacy in every step of their process. It's a costly and time-consuming measure, but it's one of the only measures standing in the way of a digital Wild West.
"It's inevitable and I'd rather be working on it than have some other, more nefarious, evil corporation or evil entity work on it."
There are worse things he could be addicted to. It could have been drugs, sex, porn, or the Candy Crush Saga. With my husband, who is a straight up sort of guy, it was computer science.
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.