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Make your voice heard: Opportunities to provide feedback to the federal government

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 4:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

There are two recent opportunities to provide feedback to the Government of Canada:

Athena Swan Consultation

The Minister of Science is seeking feedback on a made-in-Canada approach to implementing the Athena SWAN program here in Canada, which is an internationally recognized initiative that celebrates higher education institutions that have implemented practices to advance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the sciences.

As recently stated by Dr. Imogen Coe, Professor, Chemistry & Biology at Ryerson University and EDI champion (see list of compiled resources here), “it is imperative that women in science, allies, under-represented groups - all make their voices heard through this process [in order] to develop an Athena SWAN that is representative - and cuts across all intersectionalities and disciplines”. With academic partnerships across the CASC network and even researchers embedded within some organizations, this is an opportunity for CASC members to make our voices count and to share this consultation opportunity with our respective partners.

There is a specific email address for which to provide feedback and a website where you can find more information about Athena SWAN here.

Help improve the NRCan website

Natural Resources Canada needs your help to make its website easier to navigate. We are using a digital Treejack tool to help us test upcoming changes. As an NRCan stakeholder, we are asking for your help to shape the future website. Please complete the exercise by August 14th: Treejack exercise.

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