International Women’s Day bannerFishCAST is hosting a roundtable discussion on “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Roundtable discussion to promote gender equality

A plenary presentation will lead into virtual roundtables to discuss issues of interest during an event on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8.

With a theme of “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow,” the event is hosted by FishCAST, Canada’s only graduate training program in freshwater fisheries management and conservation. It is open to all in the Faculty of Science.

The opening plenary is a screening of a lecture entitled “The Importance of Creating Networks for Everyone: Scientific Collaboration under the Lens of Diversity and Inclusion,” delivered by Ivan Arismendi of Oregon State University and Brooke Penaluna of the United States Forest Services during the February 2022 Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research.

At that conference, UWindsor members helped to organize a workshop to give early-career practitioners an understanding of the importance of inclusive networking practices in the field. The female-led team on “Diversity in Networking: Creating Opportunities for All” included FishCAST director Christina Semeniuk, Healthy Headwater Lab director Catherine Febria, FishCAST program co-ordinator Kendra Thompson-Kumar, and post-doctoral fellow Christine Madliger.

Read the full article, “FishCAST fosters Inclusivity and Networking at CCFFRSCL 2022.”

Tuesday’s event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and close by 1 p.m. Find more details and register to attend.