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The Second CCHCSP Twitter Chat: Embracing Equity, Delivering Diversity

Dear CCHCSP Colleagues and Friends:

We are looking forward to our 2nd CCHCSP Twitter Chat, this time on the topic of “Embracing Equity, Delivering Diversity”.  Eric Benchimol (@ericbenchimol) and I (@drcchambers) are co-hosting and organizing, and the chat includes special guest Dr. Imogen Coe (@RySciDean), Dean, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University. Dr. Coe is an expert on equity, diversity, and inclusivity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

What is a Twitter chat you might ask? A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag at a designated time. The Twitter chat will touch on many issues related to promoting equity and diversity among child health researchers and clinician-scientists. It will be interactive and open to all interested parties, whether clinical researcher, basic scientist, young or old, trainee or graduated.

During the #CCHCSP Twitter chat we will tackle the following topics/questions:
Q1. What is the scope of the problem when it comes to equity and diversity in science? #CCHCSP
Q2. What are some of the biggest current challenges to embracing equity and delivering diversity in science? #CCHCSP
Q2. Is it time to move beyond solely focusing on gender inclusivity in STEM and examine other forms of diversity? #CCHCSP
Q3. How do we get members of the dominant groups engaged in the conversation to change culture? What does it mean to be an ally? #CCHCSP
Q4. What are the leading practices?  Do currently used common practices have evidence to support their continued use? #CCHCSP
Q5. What tools and strategies do we need to effect cultural change and who is responsible? #CCHCSP
Q6. What can individual scientists do to embrace equity and deliver diversity? #CCHCSP

More details about the Twitter chat in this CAPHC blog post.

Please save this time and date (you can participate from your sofa at home with your iPad and a glass of wine if you wish) and also circulate broadly within your networks and to your Centre trainees etc. We hope to have a large reach with this chat.

And if you haven’t yet signed up for Twitter, you have over a month to do it as you won’t want to miss out on this chat! ;)

See you online on the 14th of November!

Christine

Member, Curriculum Committee, CCHCSP

Christine T. Chambers, PhD RPsych
Canada Research Chair in Children’s Pain (Tier 1)
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience
Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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