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Sep
14
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Maria Klawe @ KEY Big Data Hub
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Maria Klawe @ 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.

Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology

Speaker: Dr. Maria Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe joined Harvey Mudd from Princeton University after serving 14 years at the University of British Columbia. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and BSc (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta.

Klawe is a renowned lecturer and has given talks at international conferences, national symposia, and colleges across the U.S. and Canada about diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines and industries, gender and gaming, and lessons from her own career in STEM industry and education.

Sep
21
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Shari Graydon @ KEY Big Data Hub
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Shari Graydon @ 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 in Media and Advertising

Speaker: Shari Graydon

Catalyst, Informed Opinions

An award-winning author, advocate and speaker with 25 years of experience on both sides of the microphone, Shari Graydon founded and currently leads Informed Opinions, a non-profit project of Media Action working to amplify women’s voices.

A former newspaper columnist, TV producer and commentator for CBC, she also served as press secretary to a provincial premier, and as president of Media Action (then called MediaWatch). Shari has taught communications and presentation skills at Simon Fraser University, written speeches for public officials, and delivered communications and media training to public and private sector organizations across the country.

Shari received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons’ Case for her advocacy work on behalf of women the following year, among other impressive accomplishments.

Oct
12
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer @ KEY Big Data Hub
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer @ 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.

Social Psychological Phenomena

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Dr. Steven Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience is in conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts.

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.