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

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Data Science Bootcamps – the bridge from academia to the first data science job
General

Data Science Bootcamps – the bridge from academia to the first data science job

Data Science can be self-taught to a large extent. Books, online courses, events and conferences can help acquiring most of the necessary skills (see our previous article How to Become a Data Scientist).  And while a portfolio that showcases analyses and codes is currently often enough proof for the skill set, it can still be … 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