Jul
9
3:30 PM15:30

Reading Group: Chapter 4 from An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence

Join us on Tuesday, July 9th to discuss Chapter 4 “How Careers Progress for Different Groups: Observational Data and Alternate Accounts” from An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian.

This event is hosted by Jessica Grahn & Björn Herrmann in collaboration with the IDSTEM Reading Group and Western Women in Neuroscience. We welcome all who are interested in gender/race equity & discussing this book chapter.

This informal event will run from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in WIRB Lunchroom 4190.

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You can order a copy of the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Inclusive-Academy-Achieving-Diversity-Excellence/dp/026203784X

The book is also available with your UWO login through Western Libraries - click here to request the book.

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Jun
27
3:30 PM15:30

Reading Group: Chapter 3 from An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence

Join us on Thursday, June 27th to discuss Chapter 3 “Understanding Inequities: The Role of Schemas” from An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian. This event is hosted by the IDSTEM Reading Group and will be led this week by Ramina & Nicolette. We welcome all who are interested in gender/race equity & discussing this book chapter.

This informal event will run from 3:30pm - 5:00pm in WIRB Lunchroom 4190.

Chapter 3 introduces the idea that people believe advancement should be based only on merit and that the social group one belongs to does not play a role in this evaluation – the chapter argues that this has never been the case. The authors agree that advancement should be based on excellence but discuss compelling data showing that someone’s social group does play a role, overall, whether people think it does or not. We are excited to discuss this chapter with the group as this is a comment we have heard over and over again when pushing for diversity & inclusion in STEM.

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You can order a copy of the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Inclusive-Academy-Achieving-Diversity-Excellence/dp/026203784X

The book is also available with your UWO login through Western Libraries: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/cgi-bin/ebl.pl?url=http://west.eblib.com/patron/Authentication.aspx?ebcid=eb5dacead2f6425788966f4d5656cc22&echo=1

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May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Reading Group: Chapter 1 from An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence

Welcome to our inaugural reading group session, in collaboration with the Western Women in Neuroscience group and led by Dr. Jessica Grahn and Dr. Bjorn Herrmann from the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University. Individuals from all faculties and levels are welcome.

We will be reading and discussing An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail Stewart and Virginia Valian over the summer.

Background on this book:
The precursor to this book (Why So Slow?, 1997) has served for decades as an evidence-based bible on the roots of bias in academia as well as interventions to mitigate the effects of that bias. The current version has been updated, and at least half of the book recounts evidence for best practices and recommendations. With the focus on diversity becoming more prominent in academic life (in practice as well as on paper), and the recent announcement of the Dimensions diversity awards for post-secondary institutions (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/EDI-EDI/Dimensions_Dimensions_eng.asp), we think this is timely.

Access the free online version of the book through Western Libraries: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.proxy1.lib.uwo.ca/lib/west/reader.action?docID=5439462


Links to purchase the book:
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/an-inclusive-academy-achieving-diversity/9780262037846-item.html
https://www.amazon.ca/Inclusive-Academy-Achieving-Diversity-Excellence/dp/026203784X

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