CANSSI-PIMS EDI Workshop: Addressing Conflicts Related to Bias, Privilege & Identity in STEM Fields

  • Date: 11/14/2022
  • Time: 12:00



We invite you to join us for this two-hour online workshop led by Chandani Patel of New York University and co-presented by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).



Faculty in the STEM disciplines can often feel unprepared to address identity based conflict in academic settings. Even those who want to have tough conversations regarding identity, bias, and privilege can feel inadequately equipped to facilitate a conversation when a conflict arises. You may be asking yourself: What if I say something wrong? What if I make things worse?



No matter the discipline, these crucial conversations are coming up in every learning space across higher ed and avoiding them is not an option. Every instructor can prepare to notice identity based conflict and intervene to reduce harm. This highly interactive virtual workshop will provide a supportive space to learn about the types of conflict that can arise, and how to facilitate micro interventions to confront bias and move towards more equitable learning, teaching, and research environments.



The content will be tailored to faculty working in STEM fields who want to feel more prepared to address identity based conflicts that arise in their classrooms.

Moderated by:Chandani Patel,Director, Global Diversity Education, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, New York University

Chandani provides strategic direction for the global diversity education area within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. She focuses particularly on creating inclusive teaching and learning environments for students, faculty, and staff and is committed to advancing a more equitable higher education landscape.

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