Equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM in Canada
Join Dr Imogen Coe, the founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University for a keynote lecture on equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM in Canada, followed by afternoon tea.
Dr. Imogen R. Coe is the founding dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology. She is also an affiliate scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, where her research group studies the biology of drug transport proteins, which facilitate the entry into cells of drugs used in the treatment of cancer, viral infections and parasitic infections.
Dr. Coe is internationally recognized as an advocate for the engagement, retention, recruitment and promotion of girls and women in science. As a Canadian thought leader in this area, she has advised academia, government and industry on best practices to increase equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She has written about EDI in STEM for publications such as the Globe and Mail, iPolitics and the Huffington Post. She is also a TEDx speaker and has been invited to give numerous talks to academia, industry and government.
In fall 2016 she was recognized by WXN as one of Canada's Top 100 Women, in the Trail Blazer category for her advocacy work promoting equity in STEM and in 2017, she was one of the “Canada150 Women” in the best-selling publication of the same name.