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Building a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in science: tips, tools and strategies
We hear a lot about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) these days and as scientists, regardless of gender, ethnicity or other aspects of our humanity, we are all increasingly expected to be able to speak knowledgeably to EDI principles in applications for positions, recruitment to teams, grant writing, teaching and other aspects of our work. However, there is relatively little training in these areas for young scientists in Canada. Each network participating in the SMRTS program is committed to the professional development of the next generation of scientists and researchers, and so this webinar is aimed at trainees who are interested in developing and improving their core competencies in the area of EDI in science. The whys, where, hows and whats of EDI will be discussed and there will be ample opportunity for questions.

This webinar is part of the SMRTS (Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success) Seminars Program, a professional development initiative between 10 national and provincial networks aimed at providing the best possible programming to our respective trainees.

Feb 28, 2019 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Imogen Coe
Professor, Chemistry and Biology @Ryerson University
Dr. Imogen R. Coe was the founding dean of the Faculty of Science and is a professor of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University. She is also an affiliate scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, where her research group studies drug transport proteins. She is the Vice-President of the Canadian Molecular Biosciences Society and sits on various boards, including the Michael Garron Hospital and the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. In addition to her work as a research scientist, Dr. Coe is internationally recognized as a Canadian thought leader in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She has advised academia, government and industry on best practices and approaches to improve EDI and has contributed to national dialogue about these issues through various platforms. She is much in demand as a speaker and panelist and has received numerous awards for her advocacy work.