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A Crash Course in Leadership

Disclaimer: don’t take any advice from me. I’m known for giving terrible advice, particularly when it comes to relationships. Also, don’t let me set you up. It invariably ends in disaster. WISE has enough money to last through January, I think. Then we’ll have to work something out, or stop. I’m not down with stopping, […]

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Women in Engineering Task Force Report

This was discussed at the WECS meeting this week, there’s a new attention to it as the number of women enrolled in undergraduate programs from a high of 20% to 17%. See the full report here. Recommendations are as follows: Raise the profile and improve the image of the profession. Explore how engineering curriculum and […]

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Different Points of View on the Gender Gap

I don’t know what to think anymore. Too much information from all sides, some positive, some not so much. Today in the space of 10 minutes I came across these two things, one positive for equality – the other, not so much (although the video is charming). Positive – Marcus Buckingham writing in the HuffPost […]

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International Students

There was an article in the Ottawa Citizen the other day about international students. Apparently at Carleton, 1 in 5 graduate students is an international. Of course, this averages across all subjects – my experience is that in Computer Science (and likely the rest of Science and Engineering) the ratio is higher. When I first […]