SMRTS Webinar – Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) Experiences in STEM: Confronting Racism in Academia
Although the Canadian university experience is often viewed as an open and inclusive opportunity based solely on merit, discrimination and exclusion based on race is very real. Our panel will raise awareness of racism in all its manifestations, but primarily the unconscious bias and microaggressions, in STEM departments and within academia in general. The panel will also discuss how to be anti-racist, practice empathy and understanding, and acknowledge privilege. Finally, we will consider methods for outreach, recruitment, and retention that will ensure BIPOC researchers are better represented within STEM.
Participants will learn to:
1. Recognize systemic barriers for BIPOC in academia
2. Embrace their agency to help create a more equitable environment
3. Adjust methods of academic outreach and recruitment to include BIPOC communities
4. More effectively support BIPOC to maximize retention
Date & Time: October 7, 2020 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT