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EDI Seminar Series

The Statistics Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series   

Are you curious about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)? Are you wondering how to incorporate EDI practices into your own work? Do you want to engage with different knowledge systems and increase inclusive dialogues? Well, this speaker series may be just for you. All faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and students from the department of Statistics and affiliated units are invited to attend!   

What do the sessions look like? 

There will be two sessions every year, each comprised of a talk followed by a Q&A session. Lunch will be provided for all participants attending in person. Those who cannot attend in person may join the session online. Recordings of each talk will be posted after each session. Online participants are invited to turn their cameras off if they do not want to be recorded.   

Who are the speakers?  

This series will highlight academics who are actively working on EDI research, EDI teaching practices, diverse ways of knowing or other EDI initiatives in the fields of Statistics and Data Science. We are inviting speakers from post-secondary institutions from around the globe as well as from right here at UBC. Past talks have been posted so please feel free to watch those.  

Why is this important?   

This initiative will help create a space to highlight and support EDI work in Statistics and Data Science. The topics presented by the speakers will help participants gain skills and knowledge to advance inclusivity within and outside the classroom. In addition, these seminars will strengthen EDI networks in and outside of UBC, which will support the exchange of ideas and foster research and engagement in equity and inclusion.  


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Equity Enhancement Fund and the Department of Statistics. We would like to thank all our guest speakers, attendees and organizers who participated in our Statistics EDI Seminar Series.