SPE Café: Breaking Gender Barriers in STEM - Whose responsibility is it?


SPE Café


December 11, 2017


La Récréation
404 rue Ontario E
Montréal, QC H2L 1N6

We've published the report!

Contributing authors: Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill, Sara Ferwati, Lauren Fromont, Nicole George, Vanessa Sung, and Mehrgol Tiv

This report was generated from discussions among mostly female undergraduate and graduate STEMM students at an our SPE Café on Dec 11, 2017, inspired by the Gender Summit that took place in Montreal on Nov 6-8, 2017. It reflects barriers that participants have experienced or observed during their studies, as well as obstacles they anticipate facing as they pursue their careers. We acknowledge that many institutions have taken steps to address some of the gender barriers identified in this report, and are encouraged by the progress. We are also pleased that gender equity was a key theme in the 2018 Federal Budget and look forward to seeing the Government of Canada advance this as a priority.

See the full summary and news story here

Download full report as PDF (English only):

About #SPEcafé

For this edition of SPE café, we will address gender barriers in STEM and who is responsible for breaking them and how.

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SPE café is a casual space for our community to gather and discuss ideas and events related to science and policy. We will provide participants with questions and specific topics to chat about, and cultivate ideas and solutions around. Your input will be published on our website, and will be used to create reports to advocate for solutions created at each SPE café.

Tickets: $5 , includes a drink and snacks/appetizers

Premise is simple - we provide the coffee and some background info to start an open discussion where we can identify key issues, debate current policies, or brainstorm new ones! Any notes / ideas / comments / solutions will be assembled into a short report by our team after the event. You will get a copy and together we can reach out to stakeholders and decision-makers so your ideas can have an impact.

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