Addressing gender inequity in STEM fields: Yates

Postsecondary institutions must act to address systemic barriers that contribute to gender inequality in STEM, writes University of Guelph President Dr Charlotte Yates. Yates writes that the pandemic has exacerbated barriers to gender equity. In light of this, institutions must renew their commitments to gender equity in STEM fields in order to strengthen research and fulfill the strong demand for STEM researchers. “[C]ollectively we need to do more to identify and dismantle systemic barriers to participation in our institutions and in wider society,” writes Yates. “Until we address and correct systemic societal disparities, the playing field for girls and women in STEM education and careers will never level itself.” UoGuelph Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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