Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Scientists


Willis, L. (2019). Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Scientists. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19100085


Willis, Lisa. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Scientists. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 23, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19100085


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:19100085,
            doi = {10.48660/19100085},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19100085},
            author = {Willis, Lisa},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Scientists},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:19100085 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Lisa Willis University of Alberta

Talk Type Scientific Series


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, NSERC’s recently released report shows that attrition rates in Canadian STEM fields are higher for women than for men at all career stages and that the percentage of women has not changed substantially in the last 15 years. Racialized and Indigenous people are also underrepresented at Canadian universities. This seminar will explore the scientific research surrounding EDI in hiring, writing reference letters, reviewing grants, and managing trainees. Also included are tips and tricks for incorporating EDI into grant applications.