2019 made-in-Canada Athena SWAN consultations

On behalf of Canada's three federal granting agencies, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will be holding consultation workshops in February and March 2019 to seek input on a draft Charter outlining the key principles of the Canadian Athena SWAN model. This second tour is a follow-up to a series of workshops held last fall.

The draft Charter [ PDF (88.7 KB) - external link ] addresses underrepresented groups in academic research-specifically Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ2+ community-and all areas of research in post-secondary institutions.

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strengthen the research enterprise and its quality, social relevance and impact. National discussions and input from all stakeholders are essential to designing a Canadian Athena SWAN model that embraces and actualizes the diversity of the research community in this country.

The development of the Canadian Athena SWAN model is being led by NSERC on behalf of Canada's three federal granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and NSERC.

We encourage you to sign up to the workshop that's most convenient for you and to actively participate. If you cannot make it to a workshop, please send your comments to consultations@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

For more information, please consult the current version of the draft Charter [ PDF (88.7 KB) - external link ], the summary report [ PDF (433 KB) - external link ] of the first round of consultations, and the guiding questions [ PDF (65.4 KB) - external link ] we are preparing for the workshops.

Sign up to the workshop of your choice.

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