ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender DimensionCouncil of Canadian Academies/Conseil des académies canadiennes
The full report, executive summary, and the Council’s summary document the Report in Focus is available for download from the Council’s website. The English link is www.scienceadvice.ca/en/assessments/completed/women-researchers.aspx and the French link is http://www.sciencepourlepublic.ca/fr/assessments/completed/women-researchers.aspx.
Study shows gender bias in science is real. Scientific American Blog
New study “had scientists presented with application materials from a student applying for a lab manager position and who intended to go on to graduate school. Half the scientists were given the application with a male name attached, and half were given the exact same application with a female name attached. Results found that the “female” applicants were rated significantly lower than the “males” in competence, hireability, and whether the scientist would be willing to mentor the student. The scientists also offered lower starting salaries to the “female” applicants: $26,507.94 compared to $30,238.10.”