Despite surge of female entrepreneurs in Canada, STEM still lagging behind

While female entrepreneurs in Canada are on the rise, a study commissioned by Salesforce.com Inc. and The Gandalf Group shows that they are not breaking into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Big Data Challenge inspires high school students, helps bridge Canadian STEM and analytics skills gap

In a packed conference room at SAS Canada’s Toronto headquarters, a group of four high school students addresses an attentive crowd that includes a judging panel of some of the country’s best data

Published on: February 23rd, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Girls Who Code Clubs announce Canada-wide growth

Earlier this week, Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani (pictured above left) announced that the non-profit organization she founded will expand on the 19 clubs already approved in Canada by adding an additional 70,

Published on: February 8th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Women make up one third of Canadian entrepreneurs, but not in tech industry

Female entrepreneurs in Canada are increasing in number, tend to be younger than their male counterparts and are starting businesses at a faster rate than men, however gender equality among STEM industry business

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Google invests more than $2 million in Canadian STEM fields

In addition to opening its first community space in Canada, Google is pumping $2.1 million in funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in Canada. The company announced today that it

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight on the importance of education, STEM, and ending the skills gap

TORONTO - SAS CEO Jim Goodnight is no stranger to education initiatives, and during a recent trip earlier in the year to Toronto, ITWC got a chance to sit down with him to

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Radu

Dell EMC’s Deanna Thomson talks diversity, equality in tech for International Women’s Day

The technology industry is a notoriously male-dominated field, which makes it an interesting case study for International Women’s Day. ITBusiness.ca got a chance to chat with Deanna Thomson, channel chief for Dell EMC

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Obama’s former CTO on the importance of STEM

Washington D.C. -  When Megan Smith took the stage for her keynote at the SAS Analytics Experience 2017 conference, she opened with a quote from the first President of the United States, George

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Dell EMC updates commitment to environment after merger

Dell EMC is reaffirming its commitment to the planet and the people who live on it with an update to Dell's longtime 2020 Legacy of Good report. This is the first update since

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Women are still ‘Hidden Figures’ in many STEM careers

At first glance, award-winning film Hidden Figures seems like your typical Oscar-nominated movie: great plot, superb actors, eye-catching visuals, and an inspiring story. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Based

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

6 initiatives making it ‘cool’ to be a woman in tech

Girls love technology. The thing is, there’s still a disconnect between tech being seen as cool for girls. While some girls don’t care and shake it off, others succumb to peer pressure and

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Ashley Huffman