Events organized by CWIC Chapters

CWIC has Chapters (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Groups) across various Canadian Universities that constantly host diverse events keeping Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility as the core theme. Over the last couple of years/months, their Chapters across Canada have constantly been organizing community-building and networking events such as IUPAC Global Women's Breakfast, Picture a Scientist screening and discussion, EDI journal clubs, Networking sessions for undergraduates and International Women’s Day celebration. Through this article, they briefly describe various events that the Chapters have organized over the last few years.


CWIC celebrated the IUPAC global women’s breakfast


On 9 February 2021, diverse people from around the world came together to celebrate the third International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB). The purpose of these GWB events is to promote diversity in science by bringing people from various organizations together. As mentioned by IUPAC, the last two GWB have established that there is a need to build a network of both women and men who can work together to address the barriers and inequalities faced by women in science. Keeping this in mind, the theme of GWB 2021 was kept as “Empowering Diversity in Science”.