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Submit your abstract to participate in the CCEC  EDI programming by September 14, 2020

In collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC), CCEC 2020 is excited to present Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Special Programming at the CSChE annual October conference. This programming spotlights the critical role of EDI as a foundation for innovation in Canada’s chemical sciences sector and the immense societal and economic benefits that it brings.

We encourage you to learn about and participate in this exciting program:

Dr. Geneviève Tanguay will moderate this plenary panel discussion as part of CCEC 2020’s special programming on Equity Diversity and Inclusion.

More information to come!

The Canadian chemical engineering community is made stronger through EDI practices, but many may not understand the additional barriers faced by equity-seeking groups within the community. This special session will highlight the stories of EDI champions who continue to navigate equity issues and how these experiences have influenced their research and/or teaching practices. Not only does the session aim to support equity-seeking groups, but it also aims to better equip members of the community-at-large to engage with these practices through stakeholder discussions.

This session is currently accepting abstracts for 20-minute oral contributions from members of the community until Sept. 14, 2020

Allies are powerful voices alongside underrepresented voices to invoke changes towards equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. This special session will be focused on allyship and its value within the Canadian chemical engineering community. But how do you practice effective allyship? In this session, we will show how every individual can support underrepresented groups and celebrate current allies who have created positive changes in the Canadian chemical engineering community.

This session is currently accepting abstracts for 20-minute oral contributions from members of the community until Sept. 14, 2020

This event is a 1-2-hour forum that offers attendees the opportunity to reflect on the conversations p within CCEC 2020’s EDI programming. The overarching goal of this forum is to facilitate an inclusive environment for all conference attendees and to promote opportunities for mentorship from others in the community. All conference attendees, including students, academics, industry professionals, and government scientists and engineers at different stages of their careers, are welcome to discuss the various issues faced by underrepresented minorities in the chemical sciences community. Discussions within the forum will include but are not limited to, those highlighted within the EDI programming.


CCEC Diversity and Inclusion Registration Support

CCEC 2020, in collaboration with NRC, is excited to offer CCEC Diversity and Inclusion Registration Support to encourage the participation of diverse groups at the conference, while also increasing the accessibility for underrepresented groups. This registration support will provide an opportunity for equity-seeking undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers to receive complimentary registration to support the reduction of systemic barriers that may have originally hindered their participation in the CCEC technical and/or EDI program.

Applications for this participation incentive will be reviewed by a separate committee from the conference organizing committee and will not have an impact on their presentation status. Eligible applicant attributes include:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, postdoc, or early career professional (<10y from graduation with a terminal degree)
  • Member of an underrepresented group in STEM (including but not limited to women, racialized people, 2SLGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples)
  • Working/studying at a Canadian institution
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are attending CCEC for their first time.
Applicants will be notified by September 30th should they receive registration support. Applicants are kindly asked to not register prior to this date, as this registration support will be delivered in the form of a fee-waiver code. 

The CCEC 2020 Equity Diversity and Inclusion programming is presented in collaboration with the National Research Council Canada (NRC).