Picture A Scientist

May 9, 2022 l 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm l  ADM 026

When you picture a scientist, who do you see? Join the discussion about how to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in science.

Join us for a film screening of Picture A Scientist followed by panel discussion. Following the film screening, there will be a brief intermission with appetizers and refreshments.

We will then regroup for a panel discussion led by Johannah Black from the Sexual Violence and Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO). Panellists include doctoral student Kirthana Ganesh, a UBC Okanagan postdoctoral fellow, health equity scholar Dr. Sana Shahram, and chemist Dr. Susan Murch. The panellists will highlight their own experiences and together we will consider what steps we can take to create meaningful change.  

Picture a Scientist is a groundbreaking documentary film that chronicles the rise of scientific researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists and provides unique perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Featuring geologist Jane Willenbring, chemist Raychelle Burks, and biologist Nancy Hopkins and key social scientists working to understand and reduce gender bias in the sciences, Picture a Scientist brings diversity issues into sharp focus.


Dr. Susan Murch, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry

Dr. Sana Shahram, Associate Professor in Nursing & Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar

Dr. Betsy Leimbigler, UBCO Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kirthana Ganesh, UBCO doctoral student in clinical psychology






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