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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!


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