In the summer of 2018, we surveyed faculty at several Atlantic Canadian universities in Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science departments about their workplace climate. This research survey was conducted in partnership with NSERC CWSE Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst and her team at the University of Manitoba.
This report, prepared by Andrea Perreault in consultation with the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science & Engineering, takes a look at the percentages of women in STEM fields in the various regions of Canada. It also looks at the distribution of minority groups working in STEM fields in Canada by gender.
Abstract: Science and engineering research excellence can be maximized if the selection of researchers is made
from 100% of the pool of human talent. This requires policies and approaches that encourage broad
sections of society, including women and other underrepresented groups, to participate in research.
Institutional policies, interpersonal interactions, and individuals’ attitudes are drivers of workplace
culture. Here, some new evidence-based and systematic approaches with a focus on culture are
proposed to foster women’s inclusion and success in science and engineering.
Ce rapport, préparé par Andrea Perreault en consultation avec les chaires du CRSNG pour les femmes en sciences et en génie, examine les pourcentages de femmes dans les domaines des STIM dans les différentes régions du Canada. Il examine également la répartition des groupes minoritaires travaillant dans les domaines des STIM au Canada selon le sexe.
Outcomes from Gender Summit 11 North America held in Montreal, November 6-8, 2017.
“Employee voice, or speaking up with information intended to help one’s group, can improve performance, help teams come up with creative solutions, and avoid issues that might hold them back. But new research finds that speaking up only benefits men, and only when they speak up to offer ideas rather than point out problems. The author found that women were not helped by speaking up, regardless of whether it was about ideas or problems. “
This study provides a contemporary case for exploring the assumed ‘opt out’ phenomenon among early-career female researchers.
Building upon token theory, this paper analyses coping behaviours of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) through a professional identity perspective.
Journal article that Draws on 48 interviews with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students at a private research university in the United States (US), the researchers examine how students make sense of the preponderance of men at the faculty level despite increasing gender parity among students.
A journal article written by Dr. Shelley Adamo featured in BioScience Journal.
A repository of peer-reviewed research and resources discussing the challenges facing white women and men and women of colour in science.