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Symposia
Gairdner/ L’Oréal -UNESCO Forum on Diversity and Excellence in Science
September 30, 2019
9:00 AM

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Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Lower Concourse Auditorium, MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Who will be there? STEMM undergraduates, graduates, trainees and faculty; industry,governance and administration; all genders and diverse backgrounds


MORNING SESSION: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR ADDRESSING BARRIERS

Introduction: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

9:00-9:10

Starting the discussion Where are we?


9:10-10:05 Breakout sessions Table Discussions with Field Facilitators


10:05-10:40 Report-back Session


10:40-10:55 Health Break


10:55- 11:50 Panel Discussion  Diversity in STEMM- Stories from the Frontline
Moderator: Imogen R. Coe PhD, Professor, Chemistry & Biology, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University

Eugenia Duodu PhD, CEO, Visions of Science & Chemist
“Re-envisioning the future of STEM”

Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa
“HIV in Africa: The importance of HIV prevention in young women”

Janet Smylie MD MPH FCFP, Director, Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
“Divining for Buffalo: Notes on Asserting Indigenous Science”


11:50-12:50 Lunch and networking

AFTERNOON SESSION: WOMEN AT THE FRONTIERS OF EXCELLENCE

STEM Talks with L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science

12:50- 1:00

 

 

Chair: Lisa Robinson MD FRCP(C),Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, University of Toronto School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Nephrology, The Hospital For Sick Children; Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada


1:00-1:20   Bridging the gap between molecules and nanoparticles
Eugenia Kumacheva PhD FRS FRSC,University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2009


1:20-1:40   Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions Underlying Bacterial Infection
Vanessa D’Costa PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


1:40-2:00   Stem cells, embryos and gene editing

Janet Rossant CC PhD FRS FRSC,President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2018


2:00-2:20   Killing Me Softly… and Other Hit Songs
Nausheen Sadiq PhD, Research Chemist, Brooks Applied Labs, Bothwell, WA, USA; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


2:20-2:40   Health Break

2:40-3:00   Growing Up in the Jurassic Generation

Victoria Arbour PhD, Curator of Paleontology, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:00-3:20   Engineering the Future of Medicine

Molly Shoichet PhD OC OOnt, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2015


3:20-3:40   Understanding how cells protect molecules during stress
Kate (Hyun) Lee PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:40-4:00   Preventing HIV in Young Women:  Prospects and Challenges
Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2016


4:00-4:30   Keynote Lecture: The Diversity of Excellence – Beyond ”Weight-lifting for Girls”

Barbara Sherwood Lollar PhD CC FRS FRSC, University Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


4:30-4:35

  Closing remarks: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation


4:35- 5:30   Networking reception

Event Sponsors:

 

 

 




Event Information

september, 2019

september, 2019

201930sep9:00 am- 5:30 pmGairdner/ L'Oréal -UNESCO Forum on Diversity and Excellence in Science9:00 am - 5:30 pm MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7Event Type:SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Public,Students

Event Details

REGISTER NOW

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Lower Concourse Auditorium, MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Who will be there? STEMM undergraduates, graduates, trainees and faculty; industry,governance and administration; all genders and diverse backgrounds


MORNING SESSION: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR ADDRESSING BARRIERS

Introduction: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

9:00-9:10

Starting the discussion Where are we?


9:10-10:05 Breakout sessions Table Discussions with Field Facilitators


10:05-10:40 Report-back Session


10:40-10:55 Health Break


10:55- 11:50 Panel Discussion  Diversity in STEMM- Stories from the Frontline
Moderator: Imogen R. Coe PhD, Professor, Chemistry & Biology, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University

Eugenia Duodu PhD, CEO, Visions of Science & Chemist
“Re-envisioning the future of STEM”

Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa
“HIV in Africa: The importance of HIV prevention in young women”

Janet Smylie MD MPH FCFP, Director, Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
“Divining for Buffalo: Notes on Asserting Indigenous Science”


11:50-12:50 Lunch and networking

AFTERNOON SESSION: WOMEN AT THE FRONTIERS OF EXCELLENCE

STEM Talks with L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science

12:50- 1:00

 

 

Chair: Lisa Robinson MD FRCP(C),Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, University of Toronto School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Nephrology, The Hospital For Sick Children; Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada


1:00-1:20   Bridging the gap between molecules and nanoparticles
Eugenia Kumacheva PhD FRS FRSC,University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2009


1:20-1:40   Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions Underlying Bacterial Infection
Vanessa D’Costa PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


1:40-2:00   Stem cells, embryos and gene editing

Janet Rossant CC PhD FRS FRSC,President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2018


2:00-2:20   Killing Me Softly… and Other Hit Songs
Nausheen Sadiq PhD, Research Chemist, Brooks Applied Labs, Bothwell, WA, USA; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


2:20-2:40   Health Break

2:40-3:00   Growing Up in the Jurassic Generation

Victoria Arbour PhD, Curator of Paleontology, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:00-3:20   Engineering the Future of Medicine

Molly Shoichet PhD OC OOnt, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2015


3:20-3:40   Understanding how cells protect molecules during stress
Kate (Hyun) Lee PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:40-4:00   Preventing HIV in Young Women:  Prospects and Challenges
Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2016


4:00-4:30   Keynote Lecture: The Diversity of Excellence – Beyond ”Weight-lifting for Girls”

Barbara Sherwood Lollar PhD CC FRS FRSC, University Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


4:30-4:35

  Closing remarks: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation


4:35- 5:30   Networking reception

Event Sponsors:

 

 

 

Time

(Monday) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location

MaRS Discovery District

101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

RSVP (E-mail or link)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gairdner-loreal-unesco-forum-on-diversity-and-excellence-in-science-tickets-62014828020?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

201930sep9:00 am- 5:30 pmGairdner/ L'Oréal -UNESCO Forum on Diversity and Excellence in Science9:00 am - 5:30 pm MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7Event Type:SymposiaEvent Audience:Biomedical Scientists,Public,Students

Event Details

REGISTER NOW

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:  Lower Concourse Auditorium, MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Who will be there? STEMM undergraduates, graduates, trainees and faculty; industry,governance and administration; all genders and diverse backgrounds


MORNING SESSION: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR ADDRESSING BARRIERS

Introduction: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation

9:00-9:10

Starting the discussion Where are we?


9:10-10:05 Breakout sessions Table Discussions with Field Facilitators


10:05-10:40 Report-back Session


10:40-10:55 Health Break


10:55- 11:50 Panel Discussion  Diversity in STEMM- Stories from the Frontline
Moderator: Imogen R. Coe PhD, Professor, Chemistry & Biology, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University

Eugenia Duodu PhD, CEO, Visions of Science & Chemist
“Re-envisioning the future of STEM”

Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa
“HIV in Africa: The importance of HIV prevention in young women”

Janet Smylie MD MPH FCFP, Director, Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
“Divining for Buffalo: Notes on Asserting Indigenous Science”


11:50-12:50 Lunch and networking

AFTERNOON SESSION: WOMEN AT THE FRONTIERS OF EXCELLENCE

STEM Talks with L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science

12:50- 1:00

 

 

Chair: Lisa Robinson MD FRCP(C),Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity, University of Toronto School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Nephrology, The Hospital For Sick Children; Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada


1:00-1:20   Bridging the gap between molecules and nanoparticles
Eugenia Kumacheva PhD FRS FRSC,University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada;L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2009


1:20-1:40   Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions Underlying Bacterial Infection
Vanessa D’Costa PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


1:40-2:00   Stem cells, embryos and gene editing

Janet Rossant CC PhD FRS FRSC,President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation; Senior Scientist and Chief of Research Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2018


2:00-2:20   Killing Me Softly… and Other Hit Songs
Nausheen Sadiq PhD, Research Chemist, Brooks Applied Labs, Bothwell, WA, USA; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


2:20-2:40   Health Break

2:40-3:00   Growing Up in the Jurassic Generation

Victoria Arbour PhD, Curator of Paleontology, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:00-3:20   Engineering the Future of Medicine

Molly Shoichet PhD OC OOnt, University Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tissue Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2015


3:20-3:40   Understanding how cells protect molecules during stress
Kate (Hyun) Lee PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellow


3:40-4:00   Preventing HIV in Young Women:  Prospects and Challenges
Quarraisha Abdool Karim PhD, Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, Durban, South Africa; L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award Laureate 2016


4:00-4:30   Keynote Lecture: The Diversity of Excellence – Beyond ”Weight-lifting for Girls”

Barbara Sherwood Lollar PhD CC FRS FRSC, University Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada


4:30-4:35

  Closing remarks: Dr. Janet Rossant, President & Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation


4:35- 5:30   Networking reception

Event Sponsors:

 

 

 

Time

(Monday) 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location

MaRS Discovery District

101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

RSVP (E-mail or link)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gairdner-loreal-unesco-forum-on-diversity-and-excellence-in-science-tickets-62014828020?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing




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