Nearly 100 faculty members at the University of British Columbia and other universities across the country are pressing the head of the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa to take swifter action in addressing the lack of female nominees to the hall of fame it hosts.
Core’s Cody Lo discusses Ethics in Spinal Cord Injury at the recent UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC). Listen to his talk as part of MURC’s podcast series:
Women are enrolling in science and engineering in record numbers, but rarely win awards and often leave the field. What’s happening? Women are being forced out of careers in science and engineering, not because they can’t juggle babies and Bunsen burners, but because they’re discouraged at every turn by thousands of small, sexist moments that […]
The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame has nominated no women for the second year in a row, but we had no problem coming up with names. Click the title to read more.
Two UBC professors resign from selection committee from Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame due to lack of female representation
Two Canadian scientists and UBC professors have resigned from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame over disputes that, for the second time in as many years, there are no female nominees for induction. With these resignations, this leaves only one female board member, Jeanette Southwood, in the panel of […]
UBC researchers resign in protest as Science Hall of Fame goes two years without nominating a female
Two female researchers tasked with helping to recognize the top scientists in the country have stepped down from their duties to protest lack of recognition for other women in the field. Click the title to read more.
A prominent neuroscientist has withdrawn herself from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame because the nomination process has produced no female candidates. Click the title to read more.
Professor Judy Illes and Dr. Catherine Anderson asked for a more diverse group of scientists to be considered for the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. Click the title to read more.
The CBC Marketplace (Apr 10 episode) interviews Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard in the context of her research on online tests for dementia and on dementia on social media. Dr. Robillard gave roughly a half-hour interview during which she described her research and its implications, as well as discussed a few of the tests that the […]
Core’s Nicholas Fitz writes an article on economic inequality for the Scientific American. Click the title to read more.