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NEWS AT THE EDI

Spectra LGBTQ+ in Mathematics Conference
The first Spectra Conference will be hosted virtually by the Institute for Computation and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on August 18th-20th, 2021. The goal of this conference is to create a meeting for LGBTQ+ mathematicians where all branches of the mathematics community (applied, theoretical, and education) are represented and to create a space for LGBTQ+ mathematicians both to celebrate achievements and to spark conversations of challenges in our community. The conference will feature three plenary speakers, as well as contributed sessions of short research talks and lightning talks. Additionally, we plan to have social hours via Gather.Town and a panel to discuss the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ math community.
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Narrowing the Gap: Addressing Mathematical Inequity in Indigenous Education, Monday, June 21, 2021
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to honour Indigenous Peoples presence and history, with speaker Melania Alvarez (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) on the activities that UBC and SFU do with indigenous groups and discussing her work on mathematical education for First Nations communities in BC.
June 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time) online
Free but registration mandatory here
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Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada Workshop (CWiMAC)
The 2021 Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada (CWiMAC) workshop will be held online on Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3, 2021, preceding the 75th+1 Anniversary Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
CWiMAC workshops are organized in coordination with the CMS Women in Mathematics Committee. The purpose of the workshop is to support the career development of junior female-identified academics in the Canadian mathematics community. The 2021 CWiMAC workshop will include invited presentations, panels, and networking events aimed at advancing the careers of junior participants. There will also be a session of contributed talks by students and post-doctoral fellows.
June 2-3, 2021 : Online

Celebrating Women in Mathematics in 2021: May 12, 2021 at 11:00 (EDT: UTC-4)
Online screening of the film: Words of Women in Mathematics in the Time of Corona starting May 12 here.
To register to the online Zoom panel discussion of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), you must register via Eventbrite.

CMS Equity Forum
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness committee of the CMS is organizing a scientific session Equity Forum at the CMS Summer meeting, and they are looking for speakers! If you are interested in speaking, or have any questions, please send an abstract by email to kalashnikov@math.harvard.edu by April 23, 2021. The CMS summer meeting will be held online, June 7-11, 2021. They anticipate talks for this session will be held between June 8-10. The goal of this Equity Forum is to provide a venue for discussion and lectures on EDI issues in mathematics. They hope to have talks which discuss the issues faced by underrepresented members of our community, as well as talks showcasing successful efforts by individuals, research groups, and/or departments to combat bias and broaden participation in mathematics. They are looking for speakers to give 40 minute talks at the summer meeting. They particularly welcome talks on the following topics: LGBT inclusion, equity in mentoring, racism in mathematics, mental health, gender diversity in mathematics, balancing caregiving and mathematics.

How Mentorship Could Help Fight Underrepresentation in STEM
The Canadian Mathematical Society invites Dr. Lassina Dembele, an Ivorian-Canadian mathematician, to speak on the importance of mentorship. His area of expertise in number theory, and he currently works at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Luxembourg.
April 15, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

EDI in Academic Research & Grant Applications, English Workshop on April 22, 2021
The RIQEDI and l’Institut EDI, in collaboration with the Chaire pour les femmes en sciences et en génie and the Granting Agencies, invite you to the workshop on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Academic Research and Grant Applications.

L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships
Deadline: April 14, 2021

Creation of the Ravy Por scholarship, March 8, 2021
To recognize and promote the talent of women, from diverse backgrounds, in mathematics and statistics.

Since March 1, 2021, INRS support for parental leave
Since March 1, 2021, all students and research staff of the INRS have access to financial support during their parental leave.