Women in the News

Engaging youth in STEM

The role of STEM in discovery, progress and tackling some of the world’s wicked problems has never been more critical. We need the inquisitive young minds of today to have opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.


There Are Too Few Women in Computer Science and Engineering

Only 20 percent of computer science and 22 percent of engineering undergraduate degrees in the U.S. go to women. Women are missing out on flexible, lucrative and high-status careers. Identifying the factors causing women’s underrepresentation is the first step toward remedies.


New group provides and encourages support for women in STEM

More support and mentorship for women and mothers in STEM would help them get them recognition in the field. There are unique challenges and barriers women face in male-dominated science related fields and University of Guelph assistant professor Jennifer Geddes-McAlister is trying to break those barriers.


Girls' Confidence Plummets Starting at Age 8: Here's How to Keep Her Confidence Strong

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman are on a mission: helping tween girls keep their confidence so they can be resilient, empowered adult women! As authors of The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know, they've helped millions of adult women understand how to build their own confidence, but they frequently heard from women who wanted to know how they could help their tween and teen daughters. Kay and Shipman worked with a polling firm to learn more about the issue and were shocked to discover that girls' confidence drops by 30% between the ages of 8 and 14. 


U of G Prof Creates ‘Moms in Proteomics’ to Support Women in STEM

A University of Guelph professor is using her own lived experience as a scientist and mother to highlight the unique perspective of others like her, building a network of support in the process. Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the founder of Moms in Proteomics, which brings together women in the field to share stories of successes and challenges and professional resources.


New U of Guelph chair aims to support women in engineering

Boosting women’s enrolment and retention in University of Guelph engineering programs is a key goal of a newly funded chair announced Nov 1. “We want more women entering and graduating from our engineering programs,” engineering professor Jana Levison said in a news release. Levison will hold the chair for an inaugural five-year term.


Supporting Women Goal of New U of G Chair

Boosting women’s enrolment and retention in University of Guelph engineering programs is a key goal of a newly funded chair announced today.  The Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering will be funded by Diana and Brian Doody.


Guelph engineering students remember lives lost in Montreal massacre

A memorial event was held at the University of Guelph, marking the tragedy and deaths that took place at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, on December 6th 1989. 


Guelph's women scientists share knowledge and experience 

A local organization for women scientists is making a breakthrough in supporting each other within the community. Guelph pod is helping to provide mentorship programs for members across different science disiplines. 


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