Black lives matter. CSMB stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues.

Black lives matter. CSMB stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues – faculty, staff, trainees, and all those in the scientific enterprise around the world.
CSMB acknowledges the systemic racism and injustice faced by Black people in Canada and around the world. CSMB is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility for our membership and within the discipline of molecular biosciences. Recent events in Canada and the US, including the deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and D’Andre Campbell, have made it essential that we reaffirm this commitment. In Canada, we know racial injustice has happened in the past and will continue to happen within all scientific fields and disciplines unless non-Black scientists actively listen to Black voices, educate themselves about structural racism, particularly in science, and work to effect real structural change in systems of oppression. The CSMB acknowledges that the society has not always demonstrated equitable representation of Black and other racialized scientists within its governance structures and membership. We must do better. We commit to doing better and supporting these important and difficult conversations within our community.