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Mind the gender gap!
General / Social issues

Mind the gender gap!

Canada used to pride itself in being number one in gender equality. This has, however, dramatically changed and by 2016, Canada fell down to the 35th place. For every Dollar a man makes a woman makes 74 cents per average. Recently, the disproportion of women in low-wage jobs has been named as a possible reason.

Data from the Government of Ontario, however, shows that even in high earning positions, and when women and men with similarly high positions are compared, men earn significantly more than women. Continue reading

Our land is getting drier
Climate Science

Our land is getting drier

With a growing number of people, we will have to produce more and more food in the future. This is only possible if we have enough water for agriculture. In order to estimate whether there will be more or less water in the future – that is whether soil moisture will change – we have to understand how this variable changed in the past. And what the reasons for these changes were. Continue reading