Webinar part of UBC Okanagan Provost Speaker Series on Systemic Racism
UBC’s Okanagan campus is hosting a free public webinar to share the perspectives of three inspiring Black scientists in the final event of a three-part series on science and systemic racism.
The Provost Speaker Series on Systemic Racism has been exploring the topic over the past several months, with the first event in November having focused on institutional perspectives and the second, earlier this year, on Indigenous perspectives.
This final webinar, taking place virtually on March 24 at 1 p.m., will feature Dr. Maydianne Andrade, president of the Canadian Black Scientists Network, co-chair of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence, and special advisor to the dean for inclusive recruitment and equity education at the University of Toronto Scarborough; Dr. Namandjé Bumpus, E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren professor and director at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Dr. Emmanuel Osei, MITACS and Michael Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics at UBC's Vancouver campus.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Professor Ananya Mukherjee Reed, provost and vice-president academic at UBC Okanagan.
This is a free virtual event; advance registration is required at: events.ok.ubc.ca/event/perspectives-of-black-scientists-science-and-systemic-racism
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning founded in 2005 in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose territory the campus resides. As part of UBC—ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities—the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world in British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca