Many Canadian scientists must move to the USA for more opportunities.
When winter comes to the Prairies, one must spend much of their time indoors. This gives them plenty of time to do research.
Sometimes there just isn’t enough money in the piggy bank.
Women are half of the population but hold only about a quarter of the science and engineering jobs in the US. As well, despite women receiving roughly half of the PhDs, they only hold less than a quarter of professorships.
“I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls.”
~ Sally Ride
Although there is still much work to be done, things are better than they used to be. For this, we owe a huge thanks to the trailblazing efforts of many women of STEM.