"The University of Waterloo has signed on
to the United Nations HeForShe campaign, the only Canadian university to
do so, with a promise to boost the participation of female students in
science, math and engineering fields and to increase the share of female
faculty and administrators." continues The Globe and Mail.
|The Institute of Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.
Waterloo is the only Canadian university to sign on to the United
Nations HeForShe campaign, with a promise to boost participation of
female students in STEM fields. |
Photo:The Globe and Mail
As part of its UN commitment, Waterloo aims to raise female enrolment in science, technology, engineering and math programs to 33 per cent by 2020 – its first-year engineering class was 27-per-female last year – and increase the proportion of female faculty by a half percentage point in each of the next five years, to 30 per cent.