R4R@Q - Fostering an inclusive lab environment


Monday April 15, 2024
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Inclusivity is essential to creating an enriching and innovative environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute to scientific advancements. In this session we will share some practices we employ to create and foster a research environment where all individuals feel valued, respected, and supported. We have found these practices to enhance our ability to communicate, collaborate, and solve problems within our research team. Our discussion will focus on relatively easy-to-implement, sustainable, and effective approaches that contribute to an inclusive and efficient lab environment. 


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Jacqueline Monaghan is the Canada Research Chair in Plant Immunology and Associate Professor in Biology. Her research group focuses on immune signal transduction and fine-tuning mechanisms. Dr. Monaghan has mentored over 40 trainees from 11 countries in the last 8 years and embraces a values-driven approach to leadership.

Márcia Gonçalves Dias is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Monaghan Lab investigating the role of signaling proteins in the plant immune response. Passionate about fostering STEM awareness, Dr. Dias employs social media and interactive science activities to engage the community in the fascinating world of plant science.

Virginia Miguel is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Monaghan Lab working on enhancing the immune system of canola to benefit agriculture. Holding a MSc in Biotechnology and a PhD in Biological Sciences from Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina, Dr. Miguel has engaged in extensive collaboration across diverse teams and environments. Additionally, she has been involved in a wide range of science communication events, sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for biology to both children and adults.

Resources for Research at Queen’s (R4R@Q)

The Vice-Principal Research (VPR) Portfolio is proud to present R4R@Q.

Queen’s greatly values the incredible contributions of our researchers and their teams on the local, national and international stages. But you are not alone! Queen’s offers a myriad of services to help researchers develop the best possible roadmap to success from project conception through to knowledge mobilization. To learn more, please join us for R4R@Q.

R4R@Q is here to acquaint Queen's researchers with the resources and people who are here to help.

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Questions? Email Catarina Chagas  catarina.chagas@queensu.ca

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