Woman’s Day panel to focus on inclusive innovation and research

Brock University and other institutions across the country have committed to implementing policies and practices around equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), with Brock being a signatory to the federal government’s Dimensions program.

To explore how EDI principles and practices play out in the areas of research involving innovation and commercialization, the Ontario Research and Commercialization Alliance (ORCA) is hosting a panel Monday, March 8 titled “Inclusive Innovation and Research,” a two-hour online event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Moderating the event is Dominique Bérubé, Vice-President, Research at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), who will speak on “How Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Support Innovation.”

Two panels will explore equity, diversity and inclusion in more detail: EDI in Research Teams; and EDI for Inventors and Founders.

Panelists include: Molly Shoichet, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto; Catherine Tsilfidis, Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; and Sheila Singh, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Human Brain Cancer Stem Cell Biology, McMaster University.

The panel is taking place on Monday, March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is free at orcawomensday.eventbrite.ca

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