Women comprise over 50% of the population of Canada. At Fanshawe College, where I am a female professor in the School of Information Technology, approximately 95% of the students in my classes are male. The number of women enrolling in Information Technology (IT) programs has been declining in recent years, although enrolment of females in other post-secondary programs is increasing. Technology is becoming ever-present in the lives of young people, including girls and young women, yet education and employment in technology fields are not attracting women.
MacIntyre, Karen, "Increasing the Enrolment of Women in IT at Fanshawe College" (2009). Faculty and Staff Publications - CRI. 9.