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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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Boys left behind: causes, consequences and future prospects

by CIFAR
Sep 19 / 13
Have there been changes over the past thirty-five years in the GPA of high school boys and girls that could be linked to their changing work and educational aspirations?

Could these changing aspirations be linked to changes in social norms regarding the roles of men and women? Why should we care about the new gender imbalance in higher education where women now outnumber men?

A presentation by CIFAR Senior Fellow Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia) at the Building Better Lives & Communities symposium on Sept. 19, 2013.