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Gairdner/ L'Oréal -UNESCO Forum on Diversity and Excellence in Science

Gairdner Foundation

Monday, September 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Lower Concourse Auditorium, MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Who will be there? STEMM undergraduates, graduates, trainees and faculty; industry,governance and administration; all genders and diverse backgrounds

 


 

MORNING SESSION: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR ADDRESSING BARRIERS

Introduction: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

 

9:00-9:05    

 

Starting the discussion Where are we?

9:10-10:10

 

Breakout sessions Table Discussions with Field Facilitators

10:10-10:45 

 

Report-back Session

10:45-11:00  

 

Health Break

11:00- 11:45

  

Panel Discussion  Diversity in STEMM- Stories from the Frontline

 

 

Eugenia Duodu PhD, CEO, Visions of Science & Chemist

Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa
“HIV in Africa: The importance of HIV prevention in young women”

Janet Smylie MD MPH FCFP, Director, Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
“Divining for Buffalo: Notes on Asserting Indigenous Science”

11:45-  12:45        

        

Lunch and networking  

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: WOMEN AT THE FRONTIERS OF EXCELLENCE

STEM Talks with L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science

 

12:50- 1:00

 

Chair: Lisa Robinson MD FRCP(C),Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, University of Toronto School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Nephrology, The Hospitall For Sick Children; Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada

1:00-1:20

 

TBD

 

 

Eugenia Kumacheva PhD FRS FRSC,University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2009

1:20-1:40 

 

TBD

 

 

Vanessa D’Costa PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow

1:40-2:00

 

Stem cells, embryos and gene editing

 

 

Janet Rossant CC PhD FRS FRSC,President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2018

2:00-2:20 

 

Killing Me Softly… and Other Hit Songs

 

 

Nausheen Sadiq PhD, Research Chemist, Brooks Applied Labs, Bothwell, WA, USA
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow

2:20-2:40 

 

Health Break

 

 

 

2:40-3:00 

 

Growing Up in the Jurassic Generation

 

 

Victoria Arbour PhD, Curator of Paleontology, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow

3:00-3:20 

 

Engineering the Future of Medicine

 

 

Molly Shoichet PhD OC OOnt, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2015

3:20-3:40 

 

TBD

 

 

Kate (Hyun) Lee PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow

3:40-4:00 

 

Preventing HIV in Young Women:  Prospects and Challenges

 

 

Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2016

4:00-4:30 

 

Keynote Lecture:The Diversity of Excellence – Beyond ”Weight-lifting for Girls”

 

 

Barbara Sherwood Lollar PhD CC FRS FRSC, University Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

4:30-

4:35 

 

Closing remarks: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

4:35- 5:30

 

Networking reception

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MaRS Centre Auditorium
Lower Concourse
101 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
Canada

Monday, September 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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Gairdner Foundation

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through seven annual awards.

The Gairdner Foundation also engages in outreach programs across Canada and acts as a convener with the public, policymakers and other stakeholders on the impact of science on our everyday lives.

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