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CSB Special Seminar – Dr. Maydianne Andrade, Professor & Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto Scarborough

July 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CSB Special Seminar

Dr. Maydianne Andrade
Professor & Canada Research Chair
University of Toronto Scarborough

Gender Bias in Science: Manifestations, Effects & Countermeasures

The Gender Workshop on Friday, July 10th at 2-3 pm, RW 432
(Broadcasting in UTSC MW229, UTM DV4001)

Assessment of professional achievement is a fundamental feature of careers in science, where it affects hiring, compensation, resource availability, promotion, and opportunities for further progress. Here I outline how decades of research, including experimental studies, show women are subject to systematic biases in the assessment of their scientific competence and achievement. Some types of bias are overt and can be addressed in many institutions with existing policies against unprofessional behaviour. Other forms are more subtle however, and may involve unconscious tendencies that are challenging to identify and address. Unconscious biases may nevertheless manifest in peer review of scholarly work or quantitative assessment of research impact, among other areas, and appear to be pervasive, regardless of the gender of the evaluator.  I discuss likely manifestations of unconscious bias and argue that education is a critical tool for counteracting its negative effects.

Founded BY IDRC (International Development Research Center), Government of Canada
Sponsored by CSB, CAGEF, Sporometrics

This workshop is a part of the on-going project on Coconut Lethal -Yellow Disease in Africa. We have two more keynote speakers who will discuss about Gender issues in Africa.

Host: Keiko Ysohioka <keiko.yoshioka@utoronto.ca>


July 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada