Imogen Coe, Farah Qaiser and more on rawtalk podcast #66: Investing in Tomorrow: Why Are You Voting Science?

Why are we voting science? Listen to Imogen Coe (CSMB VP), Farah Qaiser (at-large member of the CSMB trainee committee), Molly Shoichet, David Naylor & Amanda Veri give advice on how we can speak up for science in the upcoming federal election, on the rawtalk podcast.

Click here to listen:

https://www.rawtalkpodcast.com/episode/66

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Science should be an election issue

Read an Op-Ed published this morning in LeDevoir newspaper, signed by CSMB President Tarik Moroy and the President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Katalin Toth, explaining why science should be an election issue. Scientific research is important for all Canadians – it is how Canada can face the issues and challenges we face today. Political leaders should commit to supporting science today.
Read our op-ed here:
https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/564375/la-science-n-est-pas-un-enjeu-electoral-mais-elle-devrait-l-etre

Launch of Dimensions EDI pilot program

The CSMB applauds the launch by Minister Kristy Duncan and Bill Morneau of the Dimensions pilot program, in an event at Ryerson University today.

The Dimensions pilot program is intended to publicly recognize post-secondary institutions seeking to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in their environments. The program objective is to foster transformational change within the research community at Canadian post-secondary institutions by identifying and eliminating obstacles and inequities in the research ecosystem to support equitable access to funding opportunities, embed EDI-related considerations in research design and practices, and increase equitable and inclusive participation.

Learn more about the Dimensions pilot program and view the list of participating institutions on the NSERC website:

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/EDI-EDI/Dimensions-Program_Programme-Dimensions_eng.asp