Key EDI & B Concepts in Engineering & Environmental Technologies
The eBooks in this area highlight the library's resources which provide good content on many EDI & B issues in engineering, environmental studies and science faced by women, minorities and educators who strive for gender equity, diversity and inclusive education in these fields.
Challenging Knowledge, Sex and Power by
Publication Date: 2013
Engineering stands out as a profession that remains obstinately male dominated. Despite efforts to change, little progress has been made in attracting and retaining women in engineering. This book analyses the outcomes of a decade-long investigation into this phenomenon, framed by two questions: Why are there so few women in engineering? And why is this so difficult to change? The study includes data from two major surveys, accounts from female engineers in a range of locations and engineering fields, and case studies of three large engineering corporations.
Gender and Stem by
Publication Date: 2018
This volume features thirteen original chapters on the causes and consequences of gender segregation in scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics ("STEM") occupations and fields of study.
Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education by
Publication Date: 2021
This timely volume brings together a range of international scholars to analyse cultural, political, and individual factors which contribute to the continued global issue of female underrepresentation in STEM study and careers. Offering a comparative approach to examining gender equity in STEM fields across countries including the UK, Germany, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, and China, the volume provides a thematic breakdown of institutional trends and national policies that have successfully improved gender equity in STEM at institutions of higher education.
Literacies of Design by
Publication Date: 2022
Though engineering design can tackle the world?s most pressing challenges, engineering-related courses and experiences are often alienating, especially to people from minoritized groups. Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making covers the latest pedagogical theories?as well as case studies and practical tips?to support diverse people in identifying problems and designing solutions through engineering and making.
Women in mechanical engineering : energy and the environment by
Publication Date: 2022
This book features influential scholarly research and technical contributions, professional trajectories, disciplinary shifts, personal insights, and a combination of these from a group of remarkable women within mechanical engineering. Combined, these chapters tell an important story about the dynamic field of mechanical engineering in the areas of energy and the environment, as seen from the perspective of some of its most extraordinary women scientists and engineers.
Cracking the Code by
Publication Date: 2017
This book will examine the problem of under-represented populations (URPs) in the so-called "STEM" fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, this problem is especially acute in computer science. This book brings to light the crisis of a dearth of women, especially minority women, in STEM. The text highlights what has combined to create the perfect storm of impending economic stagnation, impoverished populations, diminished innovation, and lack of interest in choosing these fields.
Diversifying STEM by
Publication Date: 2019
Diversifying STEM brings together a wide array of perspectives and the voices of a number of multidisciplinary scholars. The essays cover three main areas: the widely-held ideology that science and mathematics are "value-free," which promotes pedagogies of colorblindness in the classroom; how male and female students of color experience the intersection of racist and sexist structures that lead to general underrepresentation and marginalization; and recognizing that although there are no quick fixes, there exists evidence-based research suggesting concrete ways of doing a better job of including individuals of color in STEM.
Intergenerational Equity by
Publication Date: 2019
In Intergenerational Equity: Environmental and Cultural Concerns, the editors have produced an important, broad-based volume on intergenerational equity. The authors explore the principle of intergenerational equity in many dimensions, from the theoretical to the practical. While the primary focus is on intergenerational equity in the context of environmental resources and cultural heritage, the principle is also addressed in a broad array of other contexts.
Seeing the HiddEn Minority by
Publication Date: 2020
The participation of Black students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, is an issue of national concern. Educators and policymakers are seeking to promote STEM studies and eventual degree attainment, especially those from underrepresented groups, including Black students, women, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. Literature shows that this has been of great interest to researchers, policymakers, and institutions for several years.
Stem Models of Success by
Publication Date: 2014
This important book discusses many of these promising programs, and research-based recommendations that can impact the success of STEM students in the community college. Informed by research and theory, each chapter in this volume blazes new territory in articulating how community colleges can advance outcomes for students in STEM, particularly those from historically underrepresented and underserved communities.
Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented College Students by
Publication Date: 2015
Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented College Studentsis a step-by-step, research-based guide for higher education faculty and administrators who are charged with designing mentoring programs to recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field of STEM mentoring, the book constitutes a virtual consultant that enables readers to diagnose the issues they face, identify priorities, and implement appropriate practices to achieve their goals.
Understanding the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Gifted Education by
Publication Date: 2020
"This book seeks to understand the complexities of talented and high-performing Black girls and women in STEM across the P-20 trajectory. This volume aims to understand the intersections between giftedness, its identification, and racial, gender, and academic discipline identity. Key factors affecting Black students, and Black girls in particular, is identification and underrepresentation (Ford, 1995; 2013; Joseph, in press; Joseph et al., in press). These factors can be shaped by interlocking systems of racism, classism, gender bias, and other forms of oppression.
Engineering and Technological Solutions for Sustainable Development by
Publication Date: 2014
This collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 International Conference on Green Transport, Renewable Energy and Environment (ICGTREE 2014), August 23-24, 2014, Tianjin, China. Some of the 108 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Sustainable Development of Transport and Transport Infrastructure, Chapter 2: Renewable Energy, Clean Energy Technologies and Fuel Cell, Chapter 3: Thermal Engineering, Kinetics, Heat Pump and Energy-Saving Technologies, and Chapter 4: Mechanical and Fluid Engineering.
Innovating for the Global South by
Publication Date: 2014
Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world. Highlighting the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Toronto's Global Innovation Group, leading experts from the fields of engineering, medicine and management examine the causes and consequences of endemic poverty.
Promotion of Greener Technologies for Sustainable Development by
Publication Date: 2014
The word 'green' designates more than a colour. It is a way of life, one that is becoming more and more common throughout the world. An interesting topic on 'sustainable technologies for a greener world' details about what each technology is and how it achieves green goals. Over the years, all parts of a commercial refrigerator, such as the compressor, heat exchangers, refrigerant, and packaging, have been improved considerably due to the extensive research and development efforts carried out by academia and industry.
Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact by
Publication Date: 2018
This open access book presents 18 case studies that explore current scientific and technological efforts to address global development issues, such as poverty, from a holistic and interdisciplinary point of view, putting actual impacts at the centre of its analysis. It illustrates the use of technologies for development in various fields of research, such as humanitarian action, medical and information and communication technology, disaster risk-reduction technologies, habitat and sustainable access to energy.
Suggested Search Strategies
When searching for information on EDI & B in engineering and environmental studies, there are key sources including industry associations which strive to address EDI & B issues; government agencies which set policies and distribute funding and the education sector which is trying to diversify for STEM education.
The library provides great information on EDI & B topics such as gender and visible minority inequity in engineering and STEM. Conference proceedings provide the latest dialogue on topics such as more inclusive educational strategies to diversify industry. To locate further information on EDI & B topics, there are many search term to use for both the library's databases and the Internet including:
- Underserved populations or disadvantaged groups
- Racialized people
- Underrepresented students
- Women in STEM or science or engineering
- Systemic barriers
- Visible minorities
- Minorities in science
- Gender equity
- Inclusive education or innovation
- Technologies for innovation or development
- Humanitarian engineering
Recommended Associations & Key Documents
The following key associations and documents provide a good selection of information from government agencies and industries related to engineering, the environment and science.
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change in Canada: an update on the National Adaptation Strategy
Canadians are experiencing the devastating impacts of climatechange. Canada’s climate is warming two times faster than the global average, and three times faster in the North. Across the country, the impacts of climate change are affecting our communities, economy and environment and pose serious risks to our health and well-being. This document describes the purpose and approach for Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies in Canadian Small-toMedium Sized Enterprises within Science, Tech, Engineering and Skilled Trades A Literature Scan for the In Good Company Collaborative (University of Guelph)
This literature review was prepared for the In Good Company Collaborative to discuss the situation of women in small to medium enterprises in Canada. More specifically, the review explores the current trends, policies, practices, challenges, and barriers faced by women in the areas of technology and engineering, skilled trades, and transportation. The literature scan also offers recommendations to the In Good Company for future research, collaborative efforts, and policy planning.
Engineers Canada - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Engineers Canada upholds the integrity, and interests of the engineering profession by supporting consistent high standards in the regulation of engineering. Diversity in engineering means engaging the best minds of the profession, which includes women, Indigenous peoples and internationally educated professionals. Increased diversity and inclusivity within the engineering workforce provides significant benefits to Canadians by delivering a solution to overcoming skills shortages, increasing innovation capacity and providing a greater return on human resource investment.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.
Guideline for Engineers and Engineering Firms on Workplace Equity for Women (Engineers Canada)
The guideline was written primarily for engineers and engineering firms, but provides information and guidance that can also be used by individuals, employers, and other stakeholders across Canada for enhancing women’s participation in the engineering profession. Its intended outcome is that people within Canadian workplaces that employ engineers will have a deeper understanding of the challenges that impede
women’s full participation and a clear sense of how to take action to address those challenges.
An Inclusive Innovation Monitor for Canada: Discussion Paper
The BII+E and the Innovation Policy Lab will develop the first integrated picture of inclusion and innovation (or inclusive innovation) in Canada that looks at how the country is performing relative to our peers. Canada’s first inclusive innovation monitor will help to generate a better understanding of innovation and inclusive growth and provide insight into the relationships between different indicators of innovation, participation, and distribution. An innovation agenda that neglects equity and inclusion is both unjust and unwise.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country. They work with universities, colleges, businesses and not-for-profits to remove barriers, develop opportunities and attract new expertise to make Canada’s research community thrive.
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology.
Towards an Inclusive Innovative Canada (Canada 2020 Innovation Project)
Canada must innovate more — or risk being left behind. With this in mind, Canada 2020 launched its Innovation Project, devoted to studying and discussing Canada’s innovation agenda — the risks, the opportunities, and key factors involved in making Canada a more innovative nation. They launched Phase 1 of this project in June 2016, with our ‘Being Innovative’ event.
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