UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS | Some simple policy changes to support scientist-parents

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Published: 14Jun2019

Despite an ever-growing demand for talent in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, full-time employment for STEM workers remains challenging – and this is especially true for women who decide to become mothers. While billions of dollars are invested yearly around the world to encourage and train the next generation of female STEM workers, these fields often fail to support and retain this new talent.

Corinne Maurice, an assistant professor and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Gut Microbial Physiology in the department of microbiology and immunology at McGill, is one of several authors noting their suggestions and opinions for the academic future. 

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