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WWEST releases report: Women in STEM in Yukon

By: the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Associate Chair at Yukon College

Yukon women and girls are showing a high interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study and careers, and there is a high level of employment for women in these fields in Yukon. However, this is not always reflected in management positions, successful scholarship applications, or levels of research funding.

This is according to the first-ever snapshot of the state of women and girls in STEM in Yukon, released by the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Associate Chair at Yukon College.

The report looks at a number of factors in the participation of women and girls in STEM fields from elementary school to post-secondary and employment, including test results, application success, graduation, professional affiliation and research funding.

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