Tag Archives: careers

50 years on: what’s the same and what’s different about computers and technology?

Recently, I wrote a post about what’s the same and what’s different about heading off to university 50 years ago versus now. The 50th anniversary of having graduated from McGill had been the catalyst for this thought process. Shortly after … Continue reading

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Hockey and IT, or figure skating and anything but?

Sorry, that’s kind of a strange title, isn’t it! I’ll try to explain. Last Thursday I wrote a blog post about the challenge in attracting young women to careers in IT, after which I became further discouraged by the apparent … Continue reading

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Science, technology, girls and the media

Let’s start with STEM.  What comes to mind?  Plant stems?  Long-stemmed roses (or tulips)?  Stemware?  Stem cells?  For those of us who are immersed in the world of science and technology, STEM has a different meaning; it stands for Science, Technology, … Continue reading

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Will your child be the next successful entrepreneur?

It is too bad that entrepreneurship is called entrepreneurship!  It is such a long word: difficult to spell, difficult to pronounce, and very difficult to explain to children.  But it’s important for children to know that being an entrepreneur is … Continue reading

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