NSERC: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presentation
The Dalhousie community is invited to attend a presentation by representatives of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) on Tri-Agency equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
NSERC has been implementing initiatives to increase women and girls’ participation in natural sciences and engineering research since the 1980s. These initiatives are now being complemented by additional institutional commitments and a Council-wide action plan to increase equity, diversity and inclusion as integral elements of research excellence. The agency’s current strategic plan, NSERC 2020, has as one of the five strategic goals “Building a Diversified and Competitive Research Base” which includes equity as a key priority.
This presentation, recognizing the range of issues contributing to current participation rates of women, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, gender diverse people and members of visible minorities in science and engineering research in Canada, introduces the initiatives and actions NSERC is committed to and undertaking to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in research and in understandings of research excellence.
Presenter: Serge Villemure joined NSERC in 1991. Since 2010, he has been Director of the Scholarships and Fellowships Division. In 2013, he also became Director of the Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program and at the same time undertook the responsibility of integrating equity and diversity considerations into policies and programs, and facilitating Gender-Based Analysis capacity building across the Agency.
Venue: Slonim Room (Room 429/430) Goldberg Computer Science Building, 6050 University Avenue
Date: March 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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