Western Women in Neuroscience
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    Western Women in Neuroscience: WesternWINS

  • Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018

Welcome to the Western Women in Neuroscience website! We’re a group of women and men in neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario, interested in discussing issues related to being a woman in science. We hold monthly meetings and social events, and have outreach initiatives in the community as well.

Upcoming Events

October 3, 2018

Journal Club - Using implicit bias training to improve attitudes towards women in STEM

Come join us for an exciting afternoon to discuss gender differences in letters of recommendation!

Event details: 
Date & Time: Wed, Oct 3 @ 3pm 
Location: WIRB 4105

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October 18, 2018

Career Q&A with Dr. Emma Burrows
WIRB 4190 @ 2pm

Visiting researcher Dr. Emma Burrows will be giving a talk about how she is working to empower women in STEM. She is cofounder of WiSPP an organization that is a grass roots collective of 5 large medical research institutes who have dropped competition to work together to advance women in science leadership. They run a number of programs, research projects and talks to change culture and empower women in these organisations. More details www.wispp.org.au. Dr. Burrows is also on the board of Women in STEMM Australia. 

October 26, 2018

Speaker Series event - Dr. Elizabeth Theriault

Talk: WIRB 4190 - 11am
Q&A: WIRB 3189 - 3pm

After obtaining a PhD in neurosciences from McMaster University, Dr. Elizabeth Theriault completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School. From 1985-1999 she worked as a research scientist at the University of Toronto, principally in the area of neurotrauma and neuroprotection. In 1999, she was appointed Dean, Science and Technology, and the first Director of Research at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Applied Learning in Oakville, Ontario. In 2003, Theriault was seconded by the federal government to the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo as one of six dedicated Science and Technology Counsellors around the world who represent Canada in key OECD countries. From 2009-2016 she was the Assistant Scientific Director for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, based at UBC in Vancouver. Dr. Theriault is currently Vice President, Research and Informatics at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in Toronto, Ontario where she is responsible for providing overall leadership of OBI’s five Integrated Discovery research Programs and the informatics and analytics platform (Brain-CODE). Part of Dr. Theriault’s role at OBI is to ensure milestones and deliverables are set and achieved for both the research and informatics teams in alignment with OBI’s vision and mandate, and ensuring that Brain-CODE continues to evolve as a state-of-the-art extensible informatics platform that manages the collection, curation, analysis and sharing of different data types across multiple brain disorders.

Inspiring Young Women in STEM 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated to make our conference a success! Keep in touch with us on Twitter @IYWSTEM to see photos from the conference and to stay up to date with our future events.