New articles on gender equity featuring CSMB Vice-President Imogen Coe

Read two recent articles on gender equity featuring CSMB Vice-President Dr. Imogen Coe:

“This is not a woman’s issue; this is a human rights issue”: U of T groups host panel on diversity in STEM Advocates discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Canadian STEM research in The Varsity, University of Toronto’s student paper

International Women’s Day: will the drive for gender equity get past institutional resistance?
On International Women’s Day, Jocalyn Clark and Imogen Coe ask why universities have been so slow to adopt meaningful change to improve gender representation in Times Higher Education (article if free, but site registration is required for access)

Gender equity in science: Canadian researchers provide evidence and best practices in a special issue of The Lancet

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Imogen Coe in London (photo by The Lancet)

In a special issue of The Lancet, titled “Advancing women in science, medicine and global health” CSMB Vice-President Dr. Imogen Coe published a review article that discusses a series of concrete measures and organisational best practices to promote gender equity and equality in science and medicine. + + +

Participate in the government of Canada consultations in advance of Budget 2019

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) has released its report of pre-budget consultations held this Fall. The full report, titled Cultivating Competitiveness: helping Canadians succeed, is available here:

http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/FINA/report-27/

We invite you to read this document, as it is instructional on how to position science, research funding, universities and research institutes in the context of the objectives the government wants to reach in the next budget.  There is no specific section that focuses on science, but it is rather interwoven into innovation, education, healthcare, job creation, environment and climate change.  Science is integrated in all these areas, and scientists can advocate at all these levels – and work with the government to help them achieve common goals. + + +