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Wisconsin Quantum Institute
Actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in science
Date: Monday, October 24th
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Zoom (registration required)
Speaker: Candace Harris + Rowan Thomson, Carleton University
Abstract: There's growing awareness of the lack of diversity in science and the presence of barriers to inclusion. What factors lead to disparities in representation? Why should we be motivated to effect change? What can we do to change things? Will our actions really make a difference?

This presentation will focus on ideas to challenge the status quo – actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We will discuss recent research to illustrate and raise awareness of the many EDI challenges in science, then explore various practical ways to take action to advance EDI. These practical actions stem from our recently released "Science is For Everyone" Teaching toolkit, which provides an abundance of ideas to diversify science education and further support recruitment, retention, and advancement of all students. We will touch on the importance of diversifying content and talk about how Indigenous content is being brought into post-secondary science courses. Finally, we will give an overview of other exciting science EDI initiatives across research and academic life.

Zoom Registration required:
Host: Institute for Quantum Computing
Presentation: poster.pdf
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