Canadian government unveils draft Athena SWAN charter – University Affairs

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019174 Views

Consultations will continue in February and March with underrepresented groups and academic institutions on the draft charter aimed at promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

FEB 20 2019

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, the federal minister of science and sport, Kirsty Duncan, unveiled the draft version of a “made-in-Canada” Athena SWAN charter. Another round of consultations on the draft is underway, continuing through February and March, aimed at “underrepresented groups and academic institutions” across the country.

The government intends to finalize the charter this spring, according to Valérie Levert-Gagnon, a media and public affairs officer with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. “We expect to launch the program in summer 2019. Details are still being finalized on the selection process for the institutions in the pilot.”

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