Social Psychological Phenomena
DATE: Thursday, October 12, 2017
TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
KEY Big Data Hub
Applied Sciences Building 10900
Dr. Steven Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience is in conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts.
About the President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
The value of diverse teams is understood but solutions are still needed to ensure the participation of women and other under-represented groups.
However, increasing the participation of these groups in technology fields is a challenging societal problem — it is about changing our culture and how we see gender roles.
This lecture series aims to educate participants on the challenges and solutions that have been identified to improve diversity in hiring, retention, and promotion to leadership roles.
We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.
Most lectures will take place at SFU's Burnaby campus, with the October 26 lecture taking place at SFU Vancouver.
There will be a networking session after each lecture.
Reservations for the lectures are now open.
- Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College. Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology. Thursday, September 14, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Shari Graydon, Catalyst, Informed Opinions. Women in Media and Advertising. Thursday, September 21, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Steven Spencer, Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University. Social Psychological Phenomena. Thursday, October 12, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Dr. Cathy O'Neil, author, Weapons of Math Destruction. Gender in Research and Product Design. Thursday, October 26, 6:00–7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver. Please purchase your tickets online.
- Dr. Danielle Gaucher, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg. Gendered Language. Thursday, November 9, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.
- Jo Miller, Founder, Be Leaderly. Women As Leaders and Innovators. Thursday, November 23, 5:30–6:30 pm, SFU Burnaby. Please reserve your seats online.