The Pink Tax
So many people have stood in the shaving aisle looking at razors only to see that the pink ones for women cost a couple more dollars than the ones for men. Not only is this common, it has a name: the pink tax. Some people think the “pink tax” is too cutesy of a name, and maybe it is. However, it doesn’t matter what it’s called, products geared towards women are known to cost more. It’s not like the products are different either. Usually, the only difference is that they’re pink or have “for women” on the packaging. learn more →
Equity in Professorship
The topic of race or gender bias is a hotly debated topic in our media, which has pushed brands to introduce better diversity initiatives. For example, Apple now has nearly 40% of leaders under 30 that are women and 46% non-white employees. However, an issue that is rarely seen in media is that of diversity in many post-secondary establishments. learn more →
December 06, 2019
Vancouver Beam of Light Ceremony
UBC invites you to join their commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day) at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
December 06, 2019
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of 14 women at the l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. Following this event, Canada established December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, a day to reflect and take action against gender-based violence.
December 08, 2019
UBC Faraday Show
The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy.
December 09, 2019
Women in Machine Learning Workshop
The annual Women in Machine Learning Workshop is the flagship event of Women in Machine Learning (WiML).
February 08, 2020
Have you ever wondered how computer games and programs are created? In the programming activity you learn what a "programming language" is, and how to create your own computer program.