Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is fast becoming a cornerstone of good research, and the Tri-Agencies, along with many other funding bodies have begun to require researchers to outline how they are practicing EDI in their labs and research spaces. As our understanding of EDI evolves and changes, so too must our practices.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Better Research with Sex + Gender

Schedule: Friday, June 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Andrew Allen, Adrian Guta, Lisa Porter, Ingrid Qemo
Learn how and why sex and gender must be considered in your research. The workshop will begin with a short guide on sex and gender considerations using an example COVID-19 research study. This will be followed by a conversation with our panelists (Dr. Lisa Porter, Dr. Adrian Guta, and Dr. Andrew Allen) who will identify the difference between sex and gender in research and help our audience incorporate sex and gender considerations into the preparation, study design, implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of your research work.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ramp Up: Accessibility for Today's Research Environments

Schedule: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Online
Instructors: Kate Rosser-Davies
What do researchers need to know about making their lab accessible to all research personnel? Get an overview about what disability can look like, and learn modern approaches to making your lab or research environment accessible for HQP, study participants, and end users of your research.
Guest presenters: Cheri Gagnon, UWindsor Accessiblity Manager (OHREA) and Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo and author of "Academic Ableism".

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

EDI Statements in Research Grant Applications with Dr. Lisa Willis

Schedule: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Microsoft Teams
Writing effective EDI statements workshop – EDI statements are now required for Tri-Agency funding applications but most researchers do not know what goes into one. Additionally, scientists who are used to working with facts and figures cannot adequately write these statements without knowing what the literature says about EDI in science. Join Dr. Lisa Willis from the University of Alberta for a session which will provide researchers with the knowledge to write outstanding EDI statements, all based on the scientific literature. It includes information about the rationale for working with diverse scientific teams, the current numbers for diversity in Canadian STEM, and the controlled studies demonstrating bias in STEM. We will also discuss mechanisms for integrating good EDI principles with the daily lab environment and how to incorporate this information into effective EDI statements