BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Drupal iCal API//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Events items teaser X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/Toronto BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Toronto X-LIC-LOCATION:America/Toronto BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 DTSTART:20230312T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 DTSTART:20221106T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT UID:656ddd5a31ab7 DTSTART;TZID=America/Toronto:20231002T140000 SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:TRANSPARENT DTEND;TZID=America/Toronto:20231002T150000 SUMMARY:Beyond the Pipeline: Fostering Equity in Our Quantum Future CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:Summary \n\nKIM DE LAAT\, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO\n\nQuantum Nan o Centre (QNC) Room 0101\, 200 University Avenue West\,\nWaterloo\, ON\n\n The field of quantum computing has a unique opportunity to pre-empt\nmany of the inequities that have riddled AI and computer science. But\nradical technologies require new\, radical solutions. In this talk\, I\ntake issue with the leaky pipeline metaphor as a way of structuring\npolicy interven tions concerning inequality in STEM fields. I outline\nthree reasons why o verreliance on the leaky pipeline metaphor is\nproblematic: (1) it does no t accurately represent the phenomenon it is\nmeant to describe\; (2) it is incomplete\; and (3) it does not capture\nthe full heterogeneity of exper iences with inequality in STEM\ndisciplines. I conclude the talk by sharin g feedback from the quantum\ntechnology community concerning potential pit falls in the pursuit of\nequity in quantum\, and what we can do about it.\ n DTSTAMP:20231204T140826Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR