Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in Science
June 25th, 2020
There is a profound lack of diversity in science labs and classrooms, which has a negative impact on productivity. Scientific research demonstrates that diverse groups are more creative and better able to solve problems. Though the perception is that things are improving, a recent NSERC report indicates otherwise. This seminar will explore the scientific research behind discrimination, including both overt and unconscious bias, and provide ideas for how to improve EDI in our everyday lives.
Dr. Lisa Willis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. She is also affiliated with the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute and serves on the steering committee for the Canadian Organization for Gender and Sex Research. She has been delivering EDI workshops across Canada since 2018.
Equity, Diversity, Exclusivity, Research and Biases