Picture a Scientist Film Screening + Panel Discussion

November 27, 2020

Picture a Scientist is a documentary film that chronicles the rise of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists and provides new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Featuring geologist Jane Willenbring, chemist Raychelle Burks, and biologist Nancy Hopkins, as well as key social scientists working to understand and reduce gender bias in the sciences, Picture a Scientist brings diversity in science into sharp view at a critical time. The current pandemic is a call to action for scientists to work together globally, with a multitude of different perspectives, to defeat COVID-19. For too long, women and other minorities in science have been left out or driven out, stymied by a system of harassment, discrimination, and general bias.

After watching the film virtually between November 25-27, you are welcome to join the panel discussion on November 27 via Zoom with several UBC women scientists as they discuss the film and their own personal experiences.

Event hosted in partnership with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Life Sciences Institute and the Department of Psychology.

Date: Friday, November 27
Cost: Free
Location: Online
Register: Here