By Christine Persaud
It seems every month stands for something these days. February is Black History Month. May is ALS Awareness Month (though with the latest Ice Bucket Challenge, some may argue that August is far more suitable this year.) June is LGBT Pride Month. And in Canada, since 1992, October has been declared Women’s History Month. The hope with this year’s celebrations, says the Canadian Government, is to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs. But also to encourage women to become more interested and engaged in the sciences, business, technology, the trades, and natural resources.