Panel Discussion 2020

Inclusion is the Path to Excellence: The Importance of Allyship in STEM

February 24th, 2020


Bahen Centre for Information Technology, room 1130

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  • Dr. Raychelle Burks

Professor, St. Edwards University, Texas

  • Dr. Allison Sekuler

Vice President, Research, Baycrest Health Sciences

  • Dr. Bryan Gaensler

Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

  • Dr. Denise O. Green

Executive Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Ryerson University


Ana Sofia Barrows, Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional

Expected Scope

· Understanding the link between excellence and inclusion, as well as the importance of allyship

· Highlight the key barriers that are interfering with inclusion in STEM

· Practical solutions that can be practiced within academia and industry

The event will be live-streamed, with links available via email and social media.


Accommodations in place:

-Accessible entrances and washrooms

-Closed captioned live-stream

-Quiet room for prayer

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