Equity & Diversity Documentary with First Choice Science

An initiative that aims to bring the discussion of equity and diversity issues in STEM subjects to CEGEP students. A handful of students from the First Choice science group at Dawson College are researching and putting together a documentary about gender issues in selected STEM subjects. Working alongside the Department of Education, the Department of Physics and Women in Physics of McGill, they aim to have a documentary completed by April 2018.

Interesting and useful articles for the discussion of gender in STEM areas

  • Letter to the Editor STEM: https://easterneronline.com/36007/letters-to-the-editor/letter-to-the-editor-stem/
  • The CBC article about “bro culture” – featuring Imogen Coe, the Dean of Science at Ryerson.
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/business/fighting-gender-stereotypes-stem-1.4354302
  • Google Memo written by an employee who has since been fired: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evzjww/here-are-the-citations-for-the-anti-diversity-manifesto-circulating-at-google
  • Response to the Google Memo by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/08/evolutionary_psychology_is_the_most_obvious_example_of_how_science_is_flawed.html
  • Margaret Wente’s response to the firing of the guy who wrote the Google Memo: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/nerdy-guy-writes-memo-world-has-nervous-breakdown/article35960330/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&reqid=a5d2a8b1-864c-4dbf-973d-08db04b1f03d
  • Imogen Coe’s response to Margaret Wente: https://medium.com/@RySciDean/equity-excellence-are-mutually-conducive-a-response-to-ms-wente-globe-mail-june-10th-88a8334c3d11
  • Nobel Committee explains why women win so few prizes https://qz.com/1097888/the-nobel-prize-committee-explains-why-women-win-so-few-prizes/
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/business/fighting-gender-stereotypes-stem-1.4354302