Join us on Friday, January 12 in listening to Dr. Imogen R. Coe, the creator of a recent report on gender equity in STEM.
Dr. Imogen R. Coe is the founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University. She is also a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology and an affiliate scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Coe is a cell biologist whose research focuses on a group of proteins, known as transporters, that sit in cell membranes and control the entrance and exit of certain naturally occurring chemicals and also synthetic drugs used in the treatment of cancer, viral infections and parasitic infections. Dr. Coe is a vocal advocate for the engagement, retention, recruitment and promotion of girls and women in science and is known as a Canadian thought leader in this area. She has written and spoken on the issue of equity, diversity and inclusivity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), locally and nationally, on numerous occasions and in diverse venues, including as a speaker at TEDx and as a blogger for the Huffington Post. In fall 2016 she was recognized by WXN as one of Canada's Top 100 Women, in the Trail Blazer category for her advocacy work promoting equity in STEM.