Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30 am- 4:30 pmRegistration 8:00-8:00 am
Lister Centre - Wild Rose Room
11613 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

You are invited to attend a day of lectures and workshops at the inaugural Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Symposium.

The FoMD honours and recognizes diversity as a strength and an opportunity for growth. We believe that a part of our well-being is celebrating who we are, recognizing gaps and celebrating success. This event aims to shed light on different aspects of diversity in our workplace and touch upon diversity and access to health care.

Two lectures and a choice between two concurrent workshops will be offered in both the morning and in the afternoon.

This free event will bring together faculty, staff and learners from the entire university and experts from multiple disciplines.

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The altView Foundation and the Status of Women Canada presents the Breaking Down Walls Conference: LBTQ+ Women, Non-Binary. and Two-Spirit Empowerment Project.

These micro-conferences focus on the sharing of knowledge, empowerment, and the building of community for LBTQ+ women, non-binary, and Two-Spirited peoples from all walks of life. Each micro-conference consists of speakers from the community who will share their knowledge and experiences, followed by facilitated circle talks for everyone to discuss and share their stories. We invite all people from these identities to come together to create a safe environment to learn from one another.

There are 4 micro-conferences in total, each with a different topic: leadership (October), poverty (November), gender-based violence (January), and health & wellness (February).

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Cities and Climate Change Science Conference to be held March 5-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Canada. Registration for the event has not yet begun but will be opening soon.

The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.

The conference seeks to forge stronger partnerships among these communities and catalyze new processes for joint knowledge production; connect existing data platforms and potentially initiate new ones; as well as catalyze funding to meet these goals. It will bring together representatives from academia, scientific bodies, other research organizations and agencies; member states of the United Nations; city and regional governments; and urban and climate change practitioners and policy-makers. The main aims are to improve scientific knowledge and to stimulate research underpinning effective and efficient urban responses to climate change, as well as to provide inputs to the products of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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The Network of Empowered Women (NEW) Annual Conference is a student-organized opportunity that engages students nationwide and provides numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth, thoughtful conversation on female empowerment, and the chance to connect with and be inspired by remarkable leaders from various industry sectors. From March 15-18,2018, one hundred students, along with a number of industry professionals and speakers from across Canada, will unite at the renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park for the 6th Annual Network of Empowered Women National Conference. Each of our delegates will leave the Conference with the foundation necessary to empower themselves through their personal and professional lives, along with a powerful network of relationships on which to leverage in the future.

This years’ theme is “Embrace Your Voice and Let It Echo” which celebrates NEW’s journey towards inspiring the acceptance of one’s authentic self and the importance of sharing it with the world.

Application here: