President's Dream Colloquium Talk: Steven Spencer

October 12, 2017

The President's Dream Colloquium, hosted by WWEST Chair Dr. Lesley Shannon, takes place September 13-November 23, and one of the talks will be by Dr. Steven Spencer. This talk is entitled, "Social Psychological Phenomena."

We invite you to join the PDC for “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.

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.

Date: October 12
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: KEY Big Data Hub, Applied Sciences Building
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

A campus map can be found at SFU's website.

Registration: please reserve a seat here