Fall 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology

September 12, 2017
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Increasing the participation of women 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 for the Fall 2017 President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent. In this series of public lectures, seven experts will 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.

KEY Presents: We the Data

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 pm
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 
Harbour Centre 1420-1430
515 W Hastings Street
SFU Vancouver

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Juliette Powell

Founder, Turing AI and WeTheData.org, and author, 33 Million People in the Room

Diversity 101: The Case for Diversity in Technology

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
SFU Burnaby 

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Dr. Maria Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College

Women in Media and Advertising

Thursday, September 21, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
SFU Burnaby

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Shari Graydon

Catalyst, Informed Opinions


Social Psychological Phenomena

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
SFU Burnaby

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Gender and Bias in Algorithmic Design

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre 
Harbour Centre 1400
515 W Hastings Street
SFU Vancouver

Please purchase your tickets online.
$5 students
$15 general admission

Speaker: Dr. Cathy O'Neil

Author, Weapons of Math Destruction

Gendered Language

Thursday, November 9, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
SFU Burnaby

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Dr. Danielle Gaucher

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg

Women As Leaders and Innovators

Thursday, November 23, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 pm
SFU's Big Data Hub
Presentation Studio
Applied Science Building 10900
SFU Burnaby

Please reserve your seats online.

Speaker: Jo Miller

Founder, Be Leaderly

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Questions
If you have any questions about the Colloquium administration, please email the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows at dream@sfu.ca.

Oversight Committee 

Chair:

Dr. Lesley Shannon, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science; NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon)

Members:

To get involved, please contact Dr. Lesley Shannon, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science; NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon).

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