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Male construction professional shares what he’s learned about gender diversity

On April 2, 2019, EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell, MEng was a featured speaker at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men and women at the table and we asked Ashley if we could share his insight on our blog. His speech from the evening is…

Science takes many talents & you might already have those skills

  Newsy’s great interview with astrophysicist Michelle Larson talks “beauty of science” and how many girls think they might not have the skills needed to be a scientist. Larson is the president and CEO of Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and is asked if we will ever reach gender parity in science. You can watch the…

Future materials engineer shares real stories

As society begins to change their perceptions of gender, and the roles individuals take in the workplace changes, sexism has been decreasing. However, there are still biases that individuals carry in male-dominated careers. I have done co-op placements at automotive shops and am now a student in materials engineering and have occasionally been met with…

Problem-solving and STEM support outside of school

According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, an estimated 2.4 million STEM jobs are unfilled in 2018. With high earning potential and a solid demand, careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are an important avenue to explore. Here are five ways you can help encourage your child to participate in activities that support…