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Oct
26
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Cathy O’Neil @ Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Cathy O'Neil @ Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Gender in Research and Product Design

Speaker: Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Author, Weapons of Math Destruction

Dr. Cathy O’Neil is the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books, including Weapons of Math Destruction. She was the former Director of the Lede Program in Data Practices at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Tow Center, and was employed as the Data Science Consultant at Johnson Research Labs.

O’Neil attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1999, and afterward held positions in the mathematics departments of MIT and Barnard College. She left academia in 2007, and worked for four years in the finance industry.

Weapons of Math Destruction was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Nov
9
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Danielle Gaucher @ KEY Big Data Hub
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Danielle Gaucher @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Gendered Language

Speaker: Dr. Danielle Gaucher

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Winnipeg

Danielle Gaucher (PhD, University of Waterloo) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Laboratory at the University of Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She studies how social inequality is maintained at individual and institutional levels with the goal of providing insight into social change, redress, and the re-engagement of member of vulnerable groups into the system.

Dr. Gaucher’s programmes of research investigate how, and why, social inequality is maintained, examining processes at both individual and institutional levels. Most of Dr. Gaucher’s research draws upon and extends social psychological theories of legitimacy, in particular system justification theory (SJT).

Nov
23
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Jo Miller @ KEY Big Data Hub
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Jo Miller @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Women as Leaders and Innovators

Speaker: Jo Miller

Founder, Be Leaderly

Jo founded Be Leaderly after meeting too many women with leadership potential that outshone their current positions. In her day job, Jo is CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., and creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership. She created the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system after interviewing more than 1,000 women and recognizing a common set of challenges encountered by women wanting to advance their careers – especially in industries long considered “a man’s world,” such as technology, finance, and energy. She now delivers more than 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women and has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for women’s conferences, women’s professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives.