Throughout July and August, the Gender and Politics Laboratory at Memorial University hosted three virtual workshops supporting researchers during the pandemic. CORA was very pleased and excited to lend support along with the Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-DEM) to the three workshops which were a great success. 

The first workshop on Early Career Researchers, Uneven Career Advancement, and the COVID-19 Pandemic sought to discuss support systems necessary for the impact of COVID-19 on early career researchers whose research and timelines were disrupted by the pandemic. Speakers included Dr. Yolande Bouka (Queen'sU), Dr. Brenda O'Neill (UCalgary), and Dr. Ethel Tungohan (YorkU).

The second workshop, bouncing off of the conversations from the first webinar, focused on Pro-Active Support for Early Career Researchers in the Political Studies discipline. Speakers were Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban (UAlberta), Dr. Michelle Dion (McMasterU), and Dr. Matthew Lebo (UWestern).

The third and final webinar explored Reflections on How the Pandemic Shapes Inequity in the Academy with CORA's own Dr. Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Dr. Amanda Bittner from the Gender and Politics Lab, and Drs. Allison Harell and Laura Stephenson from the Consortium on Electoral Democracy lending their insight to solutions in addressing inequity in the academy.

The series was a great success and CORA is excited to work with both the Gender and Politics Lab and C-DEM in the future.

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