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Your opportunity to participate in information sessions on Athena SWAN

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August 29, 2018

As you may know, the Government of Canada is adopting a “made-in-Canada” Athena SWAN program, as part of Minister Duncan’s commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in research.

Over the past few months, consultations and information sessions have been hosted across the country to seek your views on how best to implement, maximize and assess the impacts of the Athena SWAN initiative.

In the coming weeks, you are invited to participate in any of the following information briefings. In these sessions, NSERC will provide a brief presentation about the program, and answer any of your questions.

We also encourage you to submit your ideas for a “made-in-Canada” Athena SWAN initiative by email at:

Information sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:

August 30, 2018
English Session:
French Session:

1:00 to 2:00 pm (EST)
2:30 to 3:30 pm (EST) 

September 6, 2018
English Session:
French Session:

1:00 to 2:00 pm (EST)
2:30 to 3:30 pm (EST)
September 13, 2018
English Session:
French Session:

1:00 to 2:00 pm (EST)
2:30 to 3:30 pm (EST) 

To participate in the session that best suits you, please go to the information briefings page.

Since its launch in 2005, the Athena SWAN initiative has been widely implemented in the U.K. higher education sector, where it is run by AdvanceHE. To learn more about the initiative, please go to the Made-in-Canada Athena SWAN Consultation page.

Thank you all in advance for your participation and support.

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