The WISEatlantic Research Team has released another paper from our survey of grade 7 & 9 students in Atlantic Canada.
See what events we have coming up and what we’ve been up to in the latest edition of our newsletter!
Encourage your students to dream big by displaying our free posters! All students can benefit from our poster series which features women in STEM based careers. Each poster describes common traits for each career, and the first steps to considering the career paths.
If you would like a free printed class set of the series mailed to you, contact us!
First journal article by the WISEatlantic Research Team featuring data from our survey of middle school students in the Maritime Provinces.
Have a look at our most recent newsletter to find out what we have coming-up and a look back at 2017!
This recent TD report comments on women in STEM being in technical rather than professional roles, leading to under-using talent and resulting in a wage gap.
Read our Fall 2017 newsletter for info on upcoming events, featured news items and more!
fall 2017 newsletter PDF version
A selection committee guide to reducing gender bias in the review process, with practical guidelines.
Read the executive report of the WISEatlantic research study, “Youth Perspectives on STEM Education, Career Choices, and Influencers in Atlantic Canada” released in 2016. The goals of this study, which focused on junior high school students, was to understand how engaged they were in math and science, their future intention for study, and the likelihood that they would consider a STEM career down the road. Research also addressed students’ knowledge of how relevant science and math were across various types of careers. Gender and grade differences, and influencers on science and math study, were also examined. If you would like a specific province report, please email us.
Phase One of the research study is available to read here.
Women’s increased participation and advancement in the workforce bring significant economic benefits to organizations and to Canada. This compelling business case is articulated by industry and institutional leaders across all sectors and is supported by recent research findings.
Techsploration provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore SETT occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. This initiative allows girls to connect with women from a variety of SETT occupations, and highlights the significance of high school math and science for their future careers. Visit their webpage to learn more, and find out how your school can become involved!
The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) celebrates the contributions of women in all spheres of Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, from education to retention and leadership. Their webpage has many links for professionals and role models. Become a member today!