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Women in Science Queen’s (WiSQ) is supported by the Employee Resource Group funded by a Inclusive Community Fund (ICF) provided by the Human Rights and Equity Office.
Founded by Dr. Patricia Lima, adjunct assistant professor in the Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit (QCPU), who was looking to help other women as they explore and build upon their careers at Queen’s while at the same time helping foster equity within science. Other goals include promoting discussions about gender bias in science; incentivizing the active participation and leadership of women; and establishing a visible, equitable, diverse and inclusive community promoting the development and retention of women across all scientific disciplines.
We became official in 2019 and are now in our second year, ready to bring 10 more monthly seminars, including hosting meetings to discuss issues of equity, career development, and work-life balance. We also hope to hold more external events with hopes of being able to connect with more women's community grouos. Please add us on Twitter to find out about our events, or add our group to your outlook calendar.