Tag: STEM

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

By Christine Persaud
A new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 15-26 in New York City, and sheds light on the need for encouraging more female participation – and acceptance – in the computer sciences.

U of T Breaks Records for Female Faculty in Engineering

By Christine Persaud
he number of female faculty members at U of T has more than doubled over the past eight years, reaching 44 in 2014, up from just 21 in 2006. In total, 17% of faculty members are women – three points higher than the Ontario average, and four points higher than the average for all of Canada.

Microsoft Supports Global Call for Coders

By Yasmin Ranade
It’s a true pleasure to see the rise in popularity and effect of coding movements, like Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, taking place this week, from December 8 until December 14. Hour of Code is a global movement designed to demystify code and show that anybody at any age can learn the basics of computer science.

Coding to Inspire: Learning through animation and music!

By Yasmin Ranade
With the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science, especially by girls, about to launch next week, I was intrigued by two different stories about inspiring people to choose a profession in programming.

November 8 is National Girls Learning Code Day

By Christine Persaud

MasterCard has declared November 8 National Girls Learning Code Day in Canada, with plans to offer free coding classes across the country for girls and their parents. The global payments company is joining a growing list of firms shedding a spotlight on the lack of women in the technology field, and looking to change the situation through programs that target the younger generation.

Square Code Camp Encourages Young Women to Pursue Tech

By Christine Persaud
Square noticed a critical gender gap in the field of computer sciences, and is doing its part to help fill it with Code Camp, which encourages girls in high school and college to pursue careers in tech. The latest college camp, which accepts students from both Canada and the U.S., begins next January, and applications officially opened today.