Survey of STEM Professionals Aims to Drive Change

Posted on 07 December 2017

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) has received Federal funding for a three-year project to uncover and address barriers that contribute to the underrepresentation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). OSPE is seeking the participation of STEM professionals in a research survey as a part of this project.

The Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM project is funded by the Status of Women, and spearheaded by OSPE in partnership with Engineers Canada and others. The overall goal is to identify the systemic barriers women face, and to develop promising practices and policy recommendations to break these barriers down. If you currently work or have previously worked in a STEM field, the Breaking Barriers for Women project is looking for your participation in their survey.

The purpose of the survey is to gather insights on any barriers that contribute to the underrepresentation of women in STEM, and what can be done to support, encourage and retain more women in STEM careers. Input from all genders is welcome, as the research seeks to explore similarities and differences in terms of experiences and perspectives.

To access the survey, visit the project website for Breaking Barriers for Women in STEM at

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