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Article: Gender divide in applied sciences is wide – but narrowing

In this article, Gloria Galloway highlights the small gains women have made in receiving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees and in the STEM workforce, using the 2011 data from Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey.

“The Statistics Canada data suggest that although there were nearly three times as many female engineers between the ages of 25 and 34 in 2011 as there were between the ages of 55 and 64, there is still a long way to go. The same holds true for mathematics and computer science, where young women were outnumbered three to one by men.”

Two CWSE Chairs are featured – Dr. Elizabeth Croft (BC & Yukon region) and Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal (Atlantic region) – both of whom emphasize the need for continued outreach to encourage women to pursue careers in STEM.

Please read the full article here.

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