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Children actually help entrepreneurial dads stay the course, but the gender difference starts to disappear when women get access to startup funds, says Waterloo economist.

Mompreneurship is a buzzword these days for mothers looking to re-enter the workforce—or those looking for a better way to balance work and family. But in Canada, children increase the likelihood that a woman will exit the entrepreneurial market by nearly 20 percent, while children help self-employed men stay the course.

Chris Eliasmith, Professor in the Departments of Philosophy, Systems Design Engineering and Computer Science and Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience has won the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award that honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based research has led to a recent outstanding advance in the natural sciences or engineering.

Along with fresh snow and a new year, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies (GSS) welcomes their newest colleague, Ann Marie Rasmussen, a respected scholar of medieval, gender, and literary studies - and UWaterloo’s new Diefenbaker Memorial Chair of German Literary Studies.