The University of Windsor is preparing for a safe return to campus. Learn More.

Exploring the academic climate for LGBTQ2S+ students in science

Researchers at the University of Windsor, Dr. Michael Godfrey, Dr. Dana Ménard, and Dr. Tricia Carmichael, are conducting a study called, Exploring the academic climate for LGBTQ2S+ students in science, about perceptions of the environment for LGBTQ+ students in STEM fields.

The researchers are recruiting Faculty of Science faculty and staff members, as well as undergraduate and graduate students to take part in online interviews.

If you are willing to be interviewed and participate in the study - please read the following critera:

Faculty & Staff:

Researchers at the University of Windsor (Dr. Michael Godfrey, Dr. Dana Ménard, and Dr. Tricia Carmichael) are looking to find out more about the current climate/environment for LGBTQ2S+ students in the Faculty of Science at uWindsor. If you are a faculty/staff member in the Faculty of Science, and have worked at the University of Windsor for at least one semester, we would like to speak with you online. Participants will be entered in a draw to win one of two $50 electronic gift cards to amazon.ca. You will be asked about your perspectives on equity, diversity, and inclusion, the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ students in STEM, and how the academic climate in the Faculty of Science may influence students’ career intentions. Interviews will take approximately 1-2 hours and will be done online. We will be using interviews to educate students, faculty/staff, and administration about the current climate within the Faculty of Science and inform interventions to maximize LGBTQ2S+ students’ comfort and persistance within STEM fields. Participation is completely voluntary and your responses will be confidential. If you are willing to speak to us, please email us at scienceclimate@uwindsor.ca.

Students:

Researchers at the University of Windsor (Dr. Michael Godfrey, Dr. Dana Ménard, and Dr. Tricia Carmichael) are looking to find out more about the current climate/environment for LGBTQ2S+ students in the Faculty of Science at uWindsor. If you are an undergraduate/graduate student in the Faculty of Science, and have attended the University of Windsor for at least one semester, we would like to speak with you online. Participants will be entered in a draw to win one of two $50 electronic gift cards to amazon.ca. You will be asked about your perspectives on equity, diversity, and inclusion, the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ students in STEM, and how your educational experiences within the Faculty of Science have influenced your future education/career plans. Interviews will take approximately 1-2 hours and will be done online. We will be using interviews to educate students, faculty/staff, and administration about the current climate within the Faculty of Science and inform interventions to maximize LGBTQ2S+ students’ comfort and persistance within STEM fields. Participation is completely voluntary and your responses will be confidential. If you are willing to speak to us, please email us at scienceclimate@uwindsor.ca.

 

This study was cleared by the UWindsor Research Ethics Board.