Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm


Audience:Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty, Staff and Faculty
Contact:Rima Mattar,

Science is for Everyone

Join us for this ACE EDI and Inclusion Week event featuring a panel of Carleton University faculty members and students!

The goal of Inclusion Week (Oct. 18 to 22, 2021) is to raise visibility and awareness of the value of human rights work and EDI, explore practical ways to integrate its principles into our organizational structures and culture, and strengthen the potential for prosperity in the community. This year’s week-long series is centered on the theme of ‘Fulfilling our Promises’, a commitment to continue to advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion across the university.

Event Details

Have you ever wondered how to diversify science education so that all learners thrive? How to encourage students to express themselves creatively? How to debunk myths and stereotypes around scientists? How to create more inclusive teaching environments? How to increase representation of diverse role models?

Join a panel of Carleton University faculty members and students (see panelist information below) on Zoom from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 to discuss these themes, and to celebrate the launch of the EDI Teaching Toolkit, full of actionable ideas to foster a culture of care and inclusive excellence through teaching!

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Sean Landsman, Panel Chair/Host

Sean Landsman is an Instructor in the Interdisciplinary Science and Practice program with a cross-appointment in the Biology department. He has an expertise in fisheries ecology and science communication, currently serving as the president of the American Fisheries Society’s Science Communication Section. He has served on the Faculty of Science’s EDI Committee since its inception in 2019.

Candice Harris, Panelist

Candice Harris is an undergraduate student at Carleton University, currently finishing her B.Sc. Honours in Neuroscience and Mental Health, with her B.A. Honours in Psychology. Candice helped to create the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit, and continues to work on developing tools and ideas to foster equity within the Sciences at Carleton. Presently, she is also working with Indigenous Initiatives and the Faculty of Science to help create Collaborative Indigenous Learning Bundles (CILB). Previously, Candice has worked with the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton to write, illustrate, and animate an educational aid to help others better understand the neuroscience of addiction. She placed second at the Carleton Psychology Undergraduate Research Event with her research focused on technological treatments for anxiety disorders, and completed her thesis for her current degree on the neurobiology of social interaction as it relates to novel treatment interventions for Substance Use Disorder. Candice is passionate about discovering and communicating the neurobiological reasons for behaviour to help remove stigma from conditions, traits, and disorders, and enjoys integrating perspectives from various academic disciplines to find innovative approaches to current challenges facing neuroscience and mental health.

Martha Mullally, Panelist

Martha Mullally is an instructor in the Biology Department and the Institute of Biochemistry and the Coordinator of the Biotechnology Program at Carleton. Martha has a keen interest in pedagogy, particularly in ways to improve teaching and learning in undergraduate science courses. She is passionate about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and how we can translate the goals of EDI into our classroom practices. Martha has recently been named the 2021 Carleton University Chair in Teaching Innovation.

Rowan Thomson, Panelist

Rowan Thomson is Assistant Dean (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in the Faculty of Science at Carleton University where she is also Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of Physics. Prof. Thomson’s research is in Medical Physics: she develops computational approaches for simulating the interactions of radiation with matter and considers applications in radiotherapy for cancer treatment. Prof. Thomson was awarded Ontario’s Polanyi Prize in Physics (2011), an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2015), and elected a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in 2020. Prof. Thomson has great enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring future generations of physicists, and taking action to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in Science.

Tara Thachet (She/Her), Panelist

Tara Thachet is 4th year Honours Neuroscience student minoring in Biology at Carleton University. During her time at Carleton, Tara has done various research projects with Dr. Martha Mullally focusing on improving STEM education in undergraduate Biology courses. She is now currently doing her honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kim Hellemans and Dr. Ashley Thompson, where she is investigating graduate student mental health and coping strategies during the COVID 19 pandemic. As a BIPOC woman in STEM, Tara is very passionate about finding ways to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the STEM field. Over the past summer, Tara worked on an EDI focused project that was funded by the Office of the Dean of Science. She hopes that her project will spark a conversation about making EDI a priority in STEM and bring forth impactful change in the Faculty of Science at Carleton University.

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