UBC engineering grad bridges worlds of cutting-edge technology, Indigenous roots

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Author: 
GORDON MCINTYRE
Source: 
The Vancouver Sun

Growing up with three younger brothers, Shay Dekock-Kruger always felt like one of them.

No one told her there were things she couldn’t do because she was a girl.

Fascinated by math and physics, today she’s an engineer-in-training with B.C. Hydro.

Being dismissed because of her gender, the 24-year-old UBC grad said, “was never an issue.”

But the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, math — don’t have a great record when it comes to gender diversity and it’s more dismal at the management level.

What can be done? How can the STEMs attract more women? Those are questions a lot of people ask, especially given today is International Women in Engineering Day.

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