While jobs in domains related to science, technology, engineering, and math are growing three times faster than other parts of the economy and paying 12 per cent higher, these jobs employ less than 25 per cent women. The Senate Open Caucus recently heard some ways we can help change that.
Elsie MacGill, an aircraft designer and Canada’s first female engineer, was featured in this comic book story in the January 1942 issue of True Comics. If she were alive today, ask Senators Art Eggleton and Raymonde Saint-Germain, would she be impressed that 20 per cent of Canada’s post-secondary STEM-field students are female? Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
We recently celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and there’s much to celebrate—but also, much work to do.
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In seeking to contrast his party with the Conservatives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaned on familiar attacks, invoking the spectre of the Harper government’s decade in office and the unpopular Ford government.