The Working for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) Committee is a permanent committee of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). CSC WIDE works to create a fair, barrier-free chemistry community that understands, values, and adheres to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

View the CSC WIDE Strategic Plan
View the Symposium Organization Policy

Members of the CSC WIDE Committee

CIC Virtual

We are pleased to introduce a series of virtual talks covering a wide range of topics in chemistry education, including laboratory education, online learning analytics and assessment, chemistry in Indigenous culture, BIPOC experiences in chemistry academia and much more.

Breaking the Barriers and Biases in Sciences: From Systemic to Scientific

A symposium focused on identifying and addressing systemic barriers in STEM, particularly with respect to STEM research opportunities. We welcome abstracts from researchers that belong to different marginalized groups across various career stages, including women, racialized and Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

WIDE Subcommittees

Policy Subcommittee

The Policy Subcommittee manages the CSC’s Self-Identification Questionnaire and recommends policies to make the CSC more equitable and inclusive.

Community Subcommittee

The Community Subcommittee manages WIDE’s social media, website, and outreach activities to increase awareness about the importance of EDI in chemistry.

Ableism Fighters Subcommittee

The Ableism Fighters Subcommittee advocates for increased accessibility in all CSC activities and events, including the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.

Education Subcommittee

The Education Subcommittee creates educational material to highlight WIDE subcommittee initiatives and bring awareness about EDI to the chemistry community.

WIDE is a subcommittee of CSC.

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