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AARMS Seminar: EDI in STEM with Dr. Lisa Willis
February 22, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
While EDI has become an often referred to issue in academia and society, it remains a challenging topic to discuss, especially for people in STEM fields. Fear of making a mistake or not knowing what to say results in people disengaging from the conversation. Additionally, the multitude of initiatives and obligations in the EDI space, few of which seem to be making a real difference, is leading to EDI fatigue. In this talk, we will discuss how we as imperfect people can create meaningful sustainable change for ourselves and for the people around us.
Dr. Willis received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the lab of Dr. Chris Whitfield at the University of Guelph. She did her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Mark Nitz in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where she received the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2019, she started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, where she is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. She is also the founder of InclusiveSTEM, a literature-based and data-driven framework for improving the participation and lived experiences of people from marginalized groups in STEM.
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