Emerging evidence suggests a dramatic decline in research productivity among female researchers globally, especially those early in their careers who are more likely than their peers to have been juggling homeschooling and other parenting duties since the pandemic began. Academic researchers are sounding the alarm—and calling for swift action.
Topic: gender equity and diversity
Over the last 50 years, the share of women among full-time university faculty at Canadian universities has increased considerably, according to recent data released by Statistics Canada. Related Articles: Colleges to help shape Canada’s research EDI program through two-year Dimensions pilot EDI policies in research have yielded “minimal” returns, experts say Draft charter aims to reduce barriers…
The gender gap in research is narrowing, according to a sweeping new report by Elsevier that examined research participation, career progression and perceptions in 43 countries, including Canada, through a gender lens. But despite some gains, women still represent a tiny minority of all inventors.
A new study showed that women are significantly less likely than men to receive funding from CIHR in some research areas, suggesting funding agencies should monitor success rates by gender and by research content area.
A cohort of post-secondary institutions has been selected to participate in a pilot program to chart the way toward greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada’s research ecosystem. Five of the institutions are colleges, making the research EDI program, known as Dimensions, unique in the world.
BDC Capital has launched the $250-million Industrial Innovation Venture Fund to invest in early to late stage tech firms and entrepreneurs accelerating the transformation of core Canadian industries including ag-tech, advanced manufacturing, oil and gas and mining tech. Venture capital veteran Joe Regan joins as the fund’s managing partner. “Industrial sectors tend to be slow…
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee has released its first progress report, highlighting accomplishments to date on five priority areas: interdisciplinary, international, high-risk/high-rewards, rapid response research; key emerging research areas; equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI); Indigenous research; and, the needs of early career researchers (ECR). Activities over the coming year include: calls for applications under the…
Minister of Labour Patty Hajdu has announced $3.14 million from from Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) for a new apprenticeship program for women.
The federal government unveiled an eagerly anticipated initiative on Monday to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada’s research community.
Earlier this month, NSERC announced more than $558 million in awards for nearly 4,300 researchers and students, the largest investment in research from the agency this year and a $44 million increase over 2017. R$ spoke to Pierre Charest, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships Directorate, about how the new funding was spent and what to expect in the years ahead.