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EDI Events at Science & Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology promotes EDI community events. If you have any suggestions for speakers, or noticed a discrepancy within this webpage, please contact us by filling out the provided form.

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State of the Union of EDI in STEM

Date & Time: August 30, 2021, 10:00AM

Location: Google Meet

Coordinator: FST EDI Committee

Contact: mcruz@mtroyal.ca

Members of the Faculty of Science and Technology Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee will address the current statistics and standings of different underrepresented groups in STEM-related fields, as well as share personal stories on the importance of advocating for a diverse, inclusive, and engaging environment for all students and colleagues. Topics will include race, gender, and accessibility.


Dr. Imogen Coe

Uncomfortable Truths and Inclusive Excellence in STEM: Building the Toolkit of Change

Date & Time: May 5, 2021, 12:00PM

Location: Online

Coordinator: FST EDI Committee

Contact: edifst@mtroyal.ca

Dr. Imogen R. Coe (Ryerson University) will address the white privilege, racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia that exist in academic science in Canada today and describe why we must have uncomfortable and sometimes difficult conversations in order to get us to the real work of identifying and removing barriers that limit access and engagement for all.  We live within a myth of meritocracy in academia and are failing to achieve our full potential as a sector. This talk will provide ideas about tips, tools and strategies that can help build the toolkit for change, and suggest actions that everyone can take within the academic environment. We, as individuals or institutions, should be focused on creating cultures of care that achieve inclusive excellence.


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EDI Townhall

Date & Time: April 26, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM

Location: Online

Coordinator: FST EDI Committee

Contact: edifst@mtroyal.ca

A moderated panel discussion featuring MRU FST-students, staff and faculty.


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MRSA BIPOC Members in Conversation

Date & Time: April 6, 2021, 10:30-11:00AM

Location: Online

Coordinator: FST EDI Committee

Contact: edifst@mtroyal.ca

The Faculty of Science and Technology EDI committee invites all MRU BIPOC staff members to an informal conversation with Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr. (NCAT State University, NC, USA) to come share their experiences with working at a post-secondary institution. This is an opportunity to chat about any issues that pertain specifically from the perspective of BIPOC members here at MRU.