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Hosted by the Applied Health Sciences HeForShe Committee, this free event will discuss and celebrate the transformation of health research towards a gender inclusive and equitable future.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, MD, MSc, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute for Gender and Health, will give the keynote address.
Morning: Transforming the Journey
Location: Federation Hall
9:30-11:30: A session targeted to graduate students, postdocs, and other trainees.
Dr. Marilyn Thompson (University of Waterloo Associate Provost, Human Resources) will provide an interactive professional development workshop for graduate students and early career scholars. The workshop will discuss strategies for a professionally and personally rewarding career-story. Dr. Thompson will also provide her reflections on the complexities of gender within academia and other professional environments.
Lunch: Transforming the Landscape
11:30-12:00: Faculty and graduate student social
12:00-1:30: Catered hot lunch and Keynote by Dr. Cara Tannenbaum
Welcome remarks provided by Dr. James Rush, Dean of Applied Health Sciences
Dr. Tannenbaum's talk will be titled "Science with (Equal) Benefits". This event offers an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the transforming landscape of health research towards a more equitable future.
Dr. Tannenbaum will also be hosting a meet and greet event for all CIHR interested researchers from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in LHN 1703.
About the speakers
Dr. Marilyn Thompson is Associate Provost, Human Resources (ARPH) at the University of Waterloo where she oversees the administration and long-term planning of all human resources, organizational and human development, and compensation activities and programs across the University. The APHR provides vision for university-wide initiatives and human resources leadership in service to the university mission and plays a key role in strategic planning and decisions that will enable success through people. Before joining the university, Marilyn held executive and senior leadership positions with the Eastern Regional Health Authority and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Marilyn received an RN diploma from the SA Grace General Hospital School of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Toronto. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for contributions to the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Cara Tannenbaum is a Professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal with a long standing interest and leadership in the field of gender and health. She conducted the first-ever pan-Canadian study on older women's and men's unmet health priorities, and led Health Canada's Health Policy Research Program on the development of gender sensitive mental health indicators. As a practicing internist/geriatrician and women's health specialist, Dr. Tannenbaum continues to treat men and women with a variety of health problems, fueling her understanding of and passion for driving evidence-based improvements in health for men and women across the lifespan. Dr. Tannenbaum was appointed Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health commencing January 2015. In this role she works with the Canadian gender, sex and health research community and stakeholders to identify research priorities, develop research funding opportunities, strengthen research capacity, build partnerships and translate research evidence to improve the health of Canadians.
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