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Challenges and opportunities in qualitative career assessment

While qualitative assessments can serve as fun and interesting activities, they should still be held to the same standards as their quantitative counterparts Mary McMahon and Mark Watson Career assessment has a long history in career development, dating back to the time of Frank Parsons’ (1909) work in the early 20th century. The purpose of…

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The Right Honourable David Johnston runs with children during an official visit to Repulse Bay, Nunavut, on Aug. 18, 2011. (Courtesy of the Rideau Hall Foundation)Careering

10 Questions for the Rt. Hon. David Johnston

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th Governor General. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors,…

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Client Side: How I found my career fit in science

Scientist Leola Chow takes us on a journey through her career, from showcasing her work at elementary school science fairs to a career pivot into industrial research In this Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on success and struggles in their career development. I love science because my career allows me to learn something new and exciting every…

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Editor’s note

By Lindsay Purchase, CERIC Content & Communications Editor I have mixed feelings about engaging children in STEM. On one hand, it’s a vital exercise that builds confidence and facilitates career exploration. On the other, as someone who spent three summers working at an engineering and science camp, I hope to never again spend an afternoon…

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Why diversity is crucial to success in STEM

STEM needs diversity of all kinds to survive and thrive By Christin Wiedemann Diversity has become a buzz word; there are diversity councils, diversity festivals and job titles that have the word diversity in them. Everyone is talking about diversity, but does it really matter – or is it just hype? Does diversity matter when…

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Women and girls weigh in on gender diversity in STEM careers

Policy makers, educators and career advisors have worked to remove barriers, but stereotypes still contribute to low numbers of women in the field By Beverlie Stuart Across the country, we have seen an increase in the number of forums and discussions regarding gender disparity in STEM fields. These efforts symbolize a movement to change the…

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Changing the status quo for women in STEM

Initiatives to encourage girls and women to pursue technical careers haven’t translated into the realities of the workplace Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren This is an exciting time for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) industries. However, there are still lots of challenges to overcome before true systemic change results in women being treated equally. What…

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