The mandate of the CSMB is to advance and promote molecular biosciences in Canada. We are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the community of molecular biosciences. It is only by leveraging all of our human capital that we will reach our full potential. We believe that all members, visitors and event participants should be treated with dignity, respect and kindness. CSMB does not tolerate any form of discrimination (age, cultural background, ethnicity/race, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, neurodiversity, political affiliation, parental role, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic circumstance). CSMB is committed to proactively promoting a culture of equity, diversity and inclusivity through the work of our board members and committees by identifying and tackling barriers to participation.
We invite you to the first CSMB Virtual Seminar which will take place on Tuesday February 14th, 2023 at 9am PT/12 pm ET. We will hear exciting work from Dr. Michael Downey (University of Ottawa) who will tell us about “Systems biology of polyphosphate” and trainee Laura Orofiamma (Toronto Metropolitan University) whose talk is titled “Metabolic control of clathrin-mediated endocytosis by AMPK impacts integrin traffic and cell migration”.
The goal of this seminar series is to highlight the amazing and innovative research being carried out in Canada, including the work of our trainees. This is the first seminar in our series, which will occur on the second Tuesday of every month at 9am PT/12pm ET. Please feel free to circulate the information about these seminars with you colleagues. Everyone is welcome!
Congratulations to Dr. Imogen Coe, on winning the 2022 CSPC Policy for Science Trailblazer award!
Dr. Imogen Coe, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University, was selected for her work on integrating the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into the research ecosystem of STEM including into the policies and practices of funding agencies and government, and into the workplaces of commerce and industry where scientific knowledge may be generated or applied. Long before EDI became street-talk within government and academia, she recognized a problem endemic to science. She has had significant influence on where, when, and how EDI has been – and is being – integrated into policy developed by government, funding agencies, scholarly societies, post-secondary institutions, health-care entities, and commercial and not-for-profit enterprises. Imogen Coe has inspired a generation with her championship work on EDI.
CSMB Vice-President Walid Houry was very proud to present Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier with a plaque for the CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal award. Dr. Reithmeier gave the Gold Medal lecture at the 2022 CSMB meeting, and had also written an article for Biochemistry and Cell Biology on:
“How to become a successful scientist: the 2022 CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal Lecture”