Advancing equity and inclusion in contract research and commercialization at the University of Waterloo

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Office of Research is partnering with Canadian Equality Consulting (CEC) to build an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy and action plan, including Indigenous initiatives. The focus is to increase access and engagement for those who are currently pursuing or who are interested in pursuing commercialization and contract industry research opportunities. The strategy will focus specifically on researchers from equity-deserving groups (women, people beyond the gender binary, 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous Peoples, people from racialized communities, and people with disabilities).

CEC is inviting Waterloo researchers (i.e., faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates) who are interested in or have participated in contract research or commercialization activities to attend a webinar to learn more about this work, including the process and details on the consultations with people who identify as a member of an equity-deserving group.

The webinar will be 30-minutes in length and will be hosted on April 28th at 12:15pm.