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Lecture: EDI for Scientists

Posted in Science & Technology, Research, Scholarly & Artistic Work
Sep 25, 2019

Prof. Lisa Willis, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta

Speaker: Prof. Lisa Willis, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Sept. 25, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Health Sciences GB03

Abstract: EDI statements are now required for Tri-Council funding applications but most scientists do not know what goes into one. Additionally, scientists who are used to working with facts and figures cannot adequately write these statements without knowing what the literature says about EDI in science. This seminar will provide researchers with the knowledge to write outstanding EDI statements, all based on the scientific literature. It includes information about the productivity benefits of diverse scientific teams, the current numbers for diversity in Canadian STEM and the controlled studies demonstrating bias in STEM. We will also discuss mechanisms for integrating good EDI principles with the daily lab environment.

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Dr. Willis’ lab has two main areas of research. One is understanding post-translational modifications in bacteria, which allow them to sense and respond to environmental stresses. The second is investigating the differences in male and female immune systems to understand sex-specific diseases. An example of this is autoimmune disease, which affects almost 10 times as many women as men.


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