On-Demand EDI Resources

The University of Windsor is commited to a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive research environment. These resources are designed to help you, the researcher, understand the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how they can be applied in your lab to make our community stronger, smarter, and more inclusive.

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Writing effective EDI statements workshop – EDI statements are now required for tricouncil funding applications but most scientists do not know what goes into one. Additionally, scientists who are used to working with facts and figures cannot adequately write these statements without knowing what the literature says about EDI in science. Join Dr. Lisa Willis from the University of Alberta for a session which will provide researchers with the knowledge to write outstanding EDI statements, all based on the scientific literature. It includes information about the rationale for working with diverse scientific teams, the current numbers for diversity in Canadian STEM, and the controlled studies demonstrating bias in STEM. We will also discuss mechanisms for integrating good EDI principles with the daily lab environment and how to incorporate this information into effective EDI statements.

 

Summer 2020 Workshop Join the Office of Research and Innovation Services on July 15 at 3PM for a peer-to-peer session where we’ll discuss some of the best EDI practices happening on campus and help you shape this important part of your work. The future of EDI in research is more than just writing a statement in an application: active EDI as a central component of your work will strengthen research itself. This event will take place via Teams. You will receive a link when you register! Please direct any questions to Kate Rosser-Davies at krdavies@uwindsor.ca. Featured presenters from University of Windsor Dr. Niharendu Biswas, Faculty of Engineering Dr. James Gauld, Faculty of Science Dr. Lisa Porter, Faculty of Science Dr. Charlene Senn CRC, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Office of Research and Innovation Services hosted a panel discussion entitled, "Better Research with Sex and Gender" as a part of their EDI event series on June 18, 2021. Learn how and why sex and gender must be considered in your research. The workshop will begin with a short guide on sex and gender considerations using an example COVID-19 research study. This will be followed by a conversation with our panelists (Dr. Lisa Porter, Dr. Adrian Guta, and Dr. Andrew Allen) who will identify the difference between sex and gender in research and help our audience incorporate sex and gender considerations into the preparation, study design, implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of your research work.

 

The Office of Research and Innovation Services hosted a webinar on May 7, 2021 as a part of their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Event Series with guest speaker Dr. Nicole Kaniki.

Learn why a diverse team that includes members of equity-seeking groups drives more innovative research and improves outcomes, and how you can put in place best practices to support EDI in your research team.

Nicole Kaniki, PhD (she/her) is the Director at Senomi Solutions Inc. Previously, she was the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at the BrainsCAN initiative, a CFREF-funded Neuroscience program at Western University. Dr. Nicole Kaniki will soon be joining the University of Toronto as the Director of EDI in Research and Innovation. Nicole holds a MSc in Sports Medicine, and a PhD in Measurement and Methods. She is currently completing an MA in Women's Studies and Feminist Research with an emphasis on EDI in Canadian Academia. She is passionate about research and issues of diversity.

What do researchers need to know about making their lab accessible to all research personnel? Get an overview about what disability can look like, and learn modern approaches to making your lab or research environment accessible for HQP, study participants, and end users of your research.

Writing effective EDI statements workshop – Equity, diversity, and inclusion statements are now required for several Tri-Agency funding applications, but most researchers do not have experience writing one. Additionally, scientists who are used to working with facts and figures cannot adequately write these statements without knowing what the literature says about EDI in science. Join Dr. Lisa Willis from the University of Alberta for a session which will provide researchers with the knowledge to write outstanding EDI statements, all based on the scientific literature. It includes information about the rationale for working with diverse scientific teams, the current numbers for diversity in Canadian STEM, and the controlled studies demonstrating bias in STEM. We will also discuss mechanisms for integrating good EDI principles with the daily lab environment and how to incorporate this information into effective EDI statements.

 


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