New survey results show many Canadians are ambivalent towards science. Our CSPC panel from 2017 sought to find out how scientists can harness new media to better communication of science's important role in society.
This report was generated from discussions among mostly female undergraduate and graduate STEMM students at an SPE Café on Dec 11, 2017, inspired by the Gender Summit that took place in Montreal on Nov 6-8, 2017. It reflects barriers that participants have experienced or observed during their studies, as well as obstacles they anticipate facing as they pursue their careers. We acknowledge that many institutions have taken steps to address some of the gender barriers identified in this report, and are encouraged by the progress. We are also pleased that gender equity was a key theme in the 2018 Federal Budget and look forward to seeing the Government of Canada advance this as a priority.
Re$earch Money details Dr. Nemer's first 100 days as CSA, and speaks to our co-president about the role of students in the new era of science advice.
Read our press release regarding Budget 2018, which includes a historic influx of funding for fundamental science.
More public scientists now feel free to discuss their research publically since the 2015 "unmuzzling, however this new report from PIPSC shows there is still work to be done.