University STEM programs should overhaul curricula to boost equity: report

March 9, 2018

Universities should overhaul their curricula in the STEM disciplines in order to strengthen the appeal of these fields to women, says a newly released report. Published by the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, the report recommends that curricula must emphasize inclusiveness and support rather than competitiveness between students in order to achieve the goal of greater gender parity. The report also urges the Canadian and US governments to work with private sector partners to develop online web portals that would offer students in junior high and high school a centralized location to learn about STEM careers and available opportunities. Globe and Mail