Read our Fall 2017 newsletter for info on upcoming events, featured news items and more!
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On May 3-4 2017, the 2017 Atlantic ConnecTions (ACT) Conference brought together over 100 women in SETT from Atlantic Canada to share their experiences of studying and working in male-dominated fields, to network with others, and to develop action items with the goal of advancing women in STEM. Read the full report, or visit atlanticconnections.ca to learn more!
The National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity has a wonderful collection of resources for faculty, including workshops, webinars, and a wonderful Monday Motivator, weekly article to ensure you start your week right!
A selection committee guide to reducing gender bias in the review process, with practical guidelines.
Canadian Science Publishing features a blog series by Jenny Kliever about women in physics who have inspired others and contributed to the field in unique and impressive ways.
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.
From the peer-review process to our very concept of what it means to be brilliant, studies show that women face subtle biases and structural barriers to success in the geosciences. Read this article to find out more about the gender gap facing geoscientists.
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!
We have created a hand-out for adults with information on girls in STEM and various tips for engaging girls in STEM, feel free to print and share!
Written by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” details the history of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement. This book was the basis for the recent film Hidden Figures.