Role models matter
Drs. Kirsty Duncan (federal science minister), Mona Nemer (Canada’s chief science advisor), Molly Shoichet (Ontario’s first chief scientist) and former astronaut Julie Payette (now Governor General) are not only raising the profile of female scientists in Canada, they are also vocal advocates for increasing the ranks of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), particularly in academia.
Canadian Tech at the Leading Edge
When the National Research Council (NRC) announced a restructuring in 2012, the potential for the loss of key research capabilities in Atlantic Canada was a real possibility. But in true Atlantic Canadian fashion, the industry came together to look at the opportunity and, through that process, BIOTIC was born.
One of the key challenges faced by the bioeconomy is the provision of competitively-priced, high-quality biomass. BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) is building on this insight and on its past accomplishments to develop and grow the bioeconomy.
As the entrepreneurial spirit flourishes across Atlantic Canada, the city of Fredericton continues to work hard at cultivating a start-up ecosystem that builds on the city’s early successes in key areas like biosciences, ICT and data security.
The Canadian government’s 2018 budget may go down in history as the first national feminist economic blueprint. Equality Growth: A Strong Middle Class introduces a bold series of initiatives to boost the participation of women and under-represented groups in science, business and society at large.
Women have always made important contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Yet gender inequity often persists, especially at the highest levels of academia and industry.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is very active in the digital world, with several mobile games that bring science and artifacts to life.