This year, the Canadian Association for Neuroscience Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee has organized a workshop by Dr. Lisa Willis (University of Alberta) titled
“Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: What CAN needs to know?”
This workshop will highlight the current EDI-related statistics for Canadian STEM fields as well as the scientific literature on the benefits of working in diverse groups, the manifestations of bias (both unconscious and intentional), and best practices for improving diversity in neuroscience. Topics include hiring practices, writing reference letters, reviewing grants, managing trainees, and incorporating EDI into tri-council grant applications.
A buffet lunch will be provided for the first 50 registrants with proof of registration, but all CAN 2020 attendees are encouraged to attend this seminar.