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

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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

9:00-9:05 Introduction
Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

9:05- 9:15 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
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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