President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Maria Klawe

President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Maria Klawe

When:
September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2017-09-14T17:30:00-07:00
2017-09-14T18:30:00-07:00
Where:
KEY Big Data Hub
8888 University Dr W
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
Cost:
Free
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.

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