It’s a Thursday that feels like a Wednesday, and that can’t be a bad thing. We hope you’re having an amazing (and productive) short week. If you’re already making plans for next, we hope you’ll join us at our next Lean In Canada panel on (the very timely subject of) workplace harassment. Get your tickets here, and see you next week!
— Speaking of harassment, we (like the rest of the country) have been following the Ghomeshi trial closely for the past few weeks. If there’s one thing we learned from the proceedings, it’s that the implications of the trial will negatively affect more than just those directly involved in the case. Here’s why.
— Canada ranked an underwhelming 30th in the World Economics Forum’s Gender Gap Index. One reason why: Canadian women being paid less for equal work. A recent study by Statistics Canada states the average Canadian woman earning between 70 and 85 cents for every dollar. Full breakdown after the jump.
— A huge congratulations to Victoria Kaspi, the McGill astrophysicist who took home Canada’s top science award. Kaspi is the first woman to win the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal since its inception 25 years ago.