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London Health Research Day 2018 will feature a new preceding event on the evening of Wednesday, May 9 - Exchange: A London Health Research Day Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity (Exchange).

Equity, diversity and inclusivity are crucial to the future of Canadian science. This is a topic of national importance that has garnered attention and action from the federal government, the tri-council funding agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) and scientists across the country.

LHRD’s Exchange aims to foster conversations and influence policy regarding diversity and inclusivity in the careers of health researchers, including gender, and how the health research community can work together to identify and implement solutions. To spark this important discussion, Exchange will feature presentations from local and national health researchers:

  • Dr. Janet Smylie – An international leader in the field of Indigenous health and health research
  • Dr. Greta Bauer – A scientist at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a special interest in LGBTQ health
  • Dr. Alysha Croker – Current manager of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) and the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) programs at the Tri-agency Institutional Program Secretariat, and previous lead on the development of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR’s) Equity Strategy
  • Shantal Feltham – Founder of Stiris Research, a London-based North American clinical trial management company
  • Learners from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, training in labs at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute