It is important to be mindful of unconscious bias, as it can impact the workplace, especially in recruitment, promotion and retention. Unconscious bias cannot be completely removed, however, it can be minimized through training and raising awareness. Unconscious bias refers to the life experiences, information, influences, actions and other's reactions that form the thoughts, feelings and judgements that are unintentional and not controlled. It can cause missed opportunities, lead to discrimination, stereotyping, limit potential and make poor decisions.
This page provides links to Unconscious Bias Training and Unconscious Bias Test.
Unconscious Bias Training
This training was developed by the Canada Research Chairs Programme to help understand what unconscious bias is, understand how unconscious bias can impact the peer review process and integrate methods for mitigating the influence of unconscious bias.
Unconscious Bias Test
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was founded by researchers from the University of Washington, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia. Provided are online implicit association tests to educate the public about hidden biases.