Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Special Sessions

Thursday, 6 June 2019
Room 200A

Making Canadian Chemistry Stronger through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Invited Speakers:
Polly Arnold, 
University of Edinburgh, Scotland - note: Prof. Arnold's lecture will take place on Tuesday, June 4
Lee Wilson, University of Saskatchewan

Chemistry and our society are stronger when we have a diverse, equitable and inclusive profession. Our community embraces this idea, but many of us likely do not fully understand the additional barriers that our colleagues in equity-seeking groups have had to overcome to achieve success in our field. In this conference level symposium, we celebrate some of these colleagues who have to navigate issues of inclusion, diversity and equity in their career as they share their own experiences and personal journey in chemistry including how their experiences influenced their research and/or strategies for teaching.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Accommodation for Removing Barriers for Researchers and Students

Nola EtkinUniversity of Prince Edward Island
CSC Working Group on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE)

This symposium will bring together students, faculty, and other chemistry professionals to discuss best practices for removing barriers for those with disabilities, including physical and mental health issues in our workplaces and Universities.