Adopted October 26, 2011
NSERC believes that all Canadians should have every opportunity to participate fully in science and engineering and strongly encourages both women and men to consider entering careers in these fields.
NSERC’s programs and peer review system are designed to ensure fair treatment of all applicants. NSERC is committed to monitoring for gender bias in the evaluation of any submission.
NSERC recognizes that challenges remain in achieving the full participation of women in science and engineering careers. It is committed to identifying and eliminating barriers that may exist within its own programs and working together with other stakeholders, when appropriate, to do the same.
In addition, NSERC will partner in special initiatives to encourage and assist women in reaching full participation in all disciplines.