Symposium for Women Entering Ecology and Evolution Today (SWEEET) 2013, as part of CSEE 2013 Meeting
“Shedding light on subtle gender biases in science: awareness, challenges and solutions”
Monday May 13, 2013: Symposium 1-4:30 pm, reception 4:30-6:30 pm.
SWEEET addresses issues that influence how women with postgraduate degrees in ecology and evolution advance into permanent careers. In partnership with CSEE (The Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution), SWEEET has been offered as a half-day symposium every year since 2008. The SWEEET 2013 will be held during the annual CSEE meeting at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C. This year’s theme, “Shedding light on subtle gender biases in science: awareness, challenges and solutions”, was inspired by a recent high-profile paper about gender biases among science faculty (Moss-Racusin et al., 2013, PNAS).
SWEEET is a solution-oriented event designed for sharing information, personal development, and networking. There will be an interactive afternoon workshop followed by a catered reception. This year’s panelists are Professor Deborah Buszard (Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC, Okanagan Campus), Dr. Rose De Clerck-Floate (Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Dr. Carla Fehr (Dept. of Philosophy, University of Waterloo), and Dr. Janice Dodd (Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Manitoba). The panelists will give presentations about their experiences or research on the theme, followed by group discussions focused on individual and institutional strategies to ensure successful careers for women in ecology and evolution.
Please register at http://sweeet2013.weebly.com/registration.html by May 1, 2013, as space is limited.