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Picture A Scientist - Panel Discussion Event

November 17, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

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About this event

When you picture a scientist, who do you see? 

Join McGill’s scientific community in a panel discussion of the film “Picture A Scientist,” as we focus on perspective taking and discussion on making STEM diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.

About the film:

An official selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, “Picture A Scientist” is a documentary that was created to raise visibility around the critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and invite viewers into a deeper conversation about how to make science more inclusive.

“PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences… Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.” – https://www.pictureascientist.com/

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Anytime – Individual film screening via ProQuest / Also now available on Netflix.
    “Picture A Scientist” can be viewed via the McGill Library (ProQuest, McGill login required).
    *Content warning: This film contains graphic language and accounts of sexual harassment.
  • November 17th 1-2p (EDT) – Panel discussion with scientists from the McGill Community. Registration required.

Presenters

Audrey Moores

Audrey Moores

Professor of Chemistry, McGill University

Audrey Moores is a Full Professor of Chemistry and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry (2007-17) at McGill University, where she has actively promoted practical solutions for family caregivers in the McGill community. From 2015 to 2019, she was the founding chair of the McGill Joint Board-Senate sub-committee on Family Care.

Jessica Ford

Jessica Ford

PhD candidate in the Redpath Museum, McGill

Jessica Ford is PhD candidate in the Redpath Museum studying how tadpoles influence ecosystems. She is equally passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion, and co-founded STEMM Diversity @ McGill and the Graduate Association of the Redpath Museum (GARM). Jessica believes that science is for everyone and sits on both local and international EDI committees to promote positive change.

Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill

Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill

Senior Program Analyst at NSERC

Mary-Rose completed her Ph.D. in Biology at McGill in 2020. While a student, she became passionate about addressing barriers and promoting inclusion in STEM. She now works at NSERC as a Senior Program Analyst with a particular focus on equity, diversity and inclusion policies through involvement with groups like Science & Policy Exchange, a student-run non-profit for students to engage in science policy.

Additional information

Location
Virtual
Organizer
Science and Mathematics Education Research Group (SMERG) - McGill
Language
English
Fee
Free
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