Canadian Physics Counts: Findings and Recommendations from the First Survey of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Physics in Canada

Date

Friday December 2, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location

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Event Category

Eden Hennessey
Wilfred Laurier University

Abstract

What do we know about the physics community in Canada in terms of people's identities and experiences? In Canada, there has never been an assessment of physics students, scholars, and professionals. In this talk, Dr. Hennessey will present findings from the first nation-wide survey of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the physics community in Canada. Intersectional analyses revealed several central findings related to identity and harassment experiences across all levels and areas of physics, underscoring notable underrepresentation and harm reported by gender diverse and racialized physicists. Based on these findings, Dr. Hennessey will discuss opportunities for action and propose recommendations to contribute to a more diverse and inclusive physics community in Canada. 

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