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Biotech Company Boardroom Diversity Has a Long Way to Go: Liftstream

 
A study of 177 biotechnology companies which publicly listed between 2012-2015 shows that women participate on biotech company boards at a current level of 10.9 percent, and to reach gender parity would take 40 years. …

Diversity Day: Recognizing New Canadian Talent: CPA Ontario

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario has announced Diversity Day: Recognizing New Canadian Talent, a new annual initiative aimed at highlighting the value and importance of internationally trained professionals to Ontario’s economic prosperity.
The initiative comes …

BPS publishes Declaration on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has published a declaration of its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, a document that is intended to guide them in all that they do and actively promote this culture within …

9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards

Ryerson University has honoured the extraordinary achievements of Black women from the campus and in the community at the 9th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony. This year’s recipients were: Siifan Hassen (Viola Desmond High …

The Social Café

This initiative of the Opening Doors Project provides for relevant and constructive discussions around mental health, diversity and discrimination. Past activities have included the painting of sneakers that were exhibited throughout Toronto to promote the …

Get to Know Your Veterans

Veterans Affairs Canada has launched a new section on its website that will encourage veterans to submit their stories and help Canadians get an in-depth perspective into the diversity that has become the foundation of …

Zeïneb Mellouli

One of the bright lights in the diversity realm in 2016 was Zeïneb Mellouli, a lawyer with the Montreal law firm Lavery. She won a Lexpert Zenith Award from Lexpert Magazine for advancing diversity and inclusion in …

Top 6 tips for getting more women on boards

According to Anita Rai, an employment law partner with Taylor Vinter, there should be no glass ceiling for talent, whether male or female, and there are practical steps businesses can take to promote such diversity. Here …

Air India flies around the world and into history books: all-female crew

Commemorating International Women’s Day, National Carrier Air India has made history flying the world’s longest all-women operated and supported flight on the Non-Stop Delhi- San Francisco route. Close to 17 hrs and travelling a distance …

Marie Capitan: 1st Blazing Torch recipient

Marie Capitan is the first recipient of the Blazing Flame Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the representation of Native Americans in STEM. She …