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Wednesday, October 11, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Faculty Workshop on Gender Inclusion in Research, Hiring, and Training: Data & Strategies

What? You are invited to participate in an evidence-based workshop on gender inclusion in science and engineering, sponsored by the Inclusive Research Team in the Office of the Vice-President, Research and International. This interactive session, designed by and for scientists and engineers, examines empirical findings related to stereotyping and bias, along with strategies for increasing inclusion. Topics include organizational values, diversity in teams, overcoming barriers and promoting a broadly inclusive culture through allyship in research, hiring and training.

Why? Fostering equity, diversity and inclusion is an urgent institutional and societal priority. This session is data driven, with evidence of effectiveness from a rigorous longitudinal randomized controlled trial, including measurable positive impacts up to 18-20 months later.

Who? The session will be most relevant to faculty from engineering, physics, math, and other fields where men represent the numerical majority, but all Waterloo faculty are welcome.

Hilary Bergsieker, University of Waterloo Equity Fellow and Project RISE Co-Lead within the Engendering Success in STEM research consortium, will deliver this interactive workshop tailored for our institution.

When? Wednesday, October 11 (Reading Week) from 1 to 4 p.m. including a break for coffee and light refreshments

Where? University of Waterloo, E7 7303

How? To RSVP, please complete the registration form

Having attended quite a few EDI workshops, a couple through EcoCAR, many more through PEO and Engineers Canada, I really like the way the RISE workshop was run (other than being insufficient time to explore certain lines of understanding and questions, but given the time the information and activities were excellent). Love the move to quantification and modelling compared to all other EDI workshop experiences I have had! […] Overall, in addition to the data the most positive thing I would tell others about your workshop is how objective it is, especially compared to all other workshops I have attended. The moderator/presenter was great.

Roydon Fraser, University of Waterloo Professor, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering