Tag: STEM

Microsoft hosts youth coding events across Canada to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code

By Yasmin Ranade
Microsoft is hosting youth coding events across Canada this week during Computer Science Education Week in support of Hour of Code, a global initiative led by Code.org. Additionally, Microsoft’s YouthSpark partner, Kids Code Jeunesse, will host Hour of Code sessions on December 10th in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where student attendees will learn coding basics in a fun and supportive environment.

‘Gift The Code’ Gives Technology Boost to Canadian Charities

By Yasmin Ranade
Local charity organizations often operate on tight operating budgets and, as such, rarely have the resources to take advantage of digital solutions and top-tier technology talent. That’s why Capital One Canada is launching its first-ever Hackathon in Toronto from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, named Gift the Code.

STEM-friendly Tech Toys for Kids

By Christine Persaud
It’s never too early to get kids started on learning the basics of the STEM fields, which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. And luckily, there are a ton of cool, fun, and education tech toys that can help.

New Doll Aims to Teach Young Girls To Love Math & Science

By Christine Persaud

There has been a long list of initiatives aimed at getting more women involved in the S.T.E.M. fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). And it’s no surprise that getting girls interested at a young age can help encourage them to pursue such careers once the time comes. A new toy doll from MGA Entertainment Canada has an interesting idea on how to go about this.

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.