Wednesday, May 16

More cuts to women today

Artemis writes: "Another example tonight of how the government seems intent on destroying the progress and equality of women in Canadian society. This time it comes in the form of 100% cuts to the Women in Science and Engineering Employment program."

"I know I shouldn't be surprised - as the government is on a warpath for women it seems - but I always am - Artemis."

Federal Government Cuts Funding to Women in Science and Engineering

Women in Science and Engineering, Newfoundland & Labrador (WISE NL) was dismayed to learn late yesterday that all federal funds from the St. John's and Corner Brook offices have been cancelled for their award winning Student Summer Employment Program (SSEP).

WISE-SSEP (previous grads pictured above), a nationally recognized program, offers young women from Newfoundland and Labrador the opportunityto work in paid research positions with award winning researchers and scientists so they can experience first-hand that careers in science and engineering are exciting, rewarding and accessible. President Dr. Laura Halfyard is concerned that loss of this major source of funding less than five weeks before the start of the 2007 program may spell the end of this valuable initiative.

LINK: One Woman Army

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