Where are all the women at?

Despite the fact that women make up the majority of the students at the University of Manitoba — close to 57 per cent according to a recent study — women make up the vast minority of students in the faculties of science, agriculture, engineering and environment. 

According to soil science professor Annemieke Farenhorst, the new Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) prairie region chair for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE), the number of women “varies with the program,” but is extreme in some cases . . . 

Originally published in the Gradzette. Read the full article in the January 2012 edition of the magazine.