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Summer Insitute: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

Donnerstag, 11.04.2019

May 27-31, 2019 - Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Application open until April 26, 2019

The UNI-ETC points interested parties to the following programme:

This intense week-long interdisciplinary course for Master and PhD students will support and qualify graduate students of all disciplines (engineering and computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc.)
- who are interested in doing research on gender and diversity in STEM, and/or
- who would like to include principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in
their own STEM research and proposal writing.

Each day will involve lectures and workshops from a roster of both Concordia and external professors.

Topics include:

  • Biases in algorithms and artificial intelligence
  • Indigenous STEM, pedagogies and methodologies
  • Intersectional analysis of STEM careers
  • Decolonizing STEM knowledge and research
  • Human rights approach applied on STEM
  • EDI in funding and research applications


  • Field trip to Mohawks Territory of Kahnawá:ke to learn and experience Indigenous STEM pedagogy
  • Workshop with representatives from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Research Council of Canada (NSERC) on the latest EDI activities

Credits: 3 units
Grade: PASS or FAIL
Apply here: https://www.concordia.ca/sgs/summer-institute/application.html

For further information about the topic please contact:
Dr. Tanja Tajmel, Centre for Engineering in Society
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Telephone: 514-848-2424 x 5982

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