Organization: Observatoire des sciences et des technologies

Women increase share of graduate enrolment

Women enroled in master’s programs at Canadian institutions have overtaken men while those in doctorate programs are rapidly closing the gap with their male counterparts, according to new research by the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST). The number of women in master’s programs increased from 48.1% in 1990 to 52.3% in 2001, while…

Canada ranks 7th among USPTO patent holders

Patents filed by Canadian organizations at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) more than doubled between 1990 and 2002 while those registered by Taiwan and the Republic of Korea increase 33 and 22 times respectively. The findings are part of an ongoing study by the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST), which shows…