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Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Rowan Thomson
March 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Our next D&I Coffee Break session features Dr. Rowan Thomson, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Physics at Carleton University, where she is also Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in the Faculty of Science.
In this session, Dr. Thomson will speak on “Actions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion,” followed by a moderated discussion and an opportunity to connect with colleagues across Canada in an informal setting.
The virtual coffee break series is presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. Topics will include the importance of D&I, mentorship, allyship, how to make your workplace more inclusive, unconscious bias, and more.
Rowan Thomson is Canada Research Chair and Professor of Physics at Carleton University where she is also Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in the Faculty of Science. She holds a BSc Double Honours Mathematics and Physics from Carleton University. Her PhD research was in theoretical high-energy physics (Superstring Theory) at Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo, and was awarded Waterloo’s Pearson Medal.
Post-PhD, Dr. Thomson’s research has focused on medical physics; distinctions include Ontario’s Polanyi Prize in Physics (2011), Ontario Early Researcher Award (2015), Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2020), and Member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists (2022). Prof. Thomson has great enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring next generations of scientists, and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.