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Graduate Student Meetups

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These sessions are created for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss themes relevant to achieving success in graduate school and starting out in career. Join us to connect, share experiences and learn tips over complimentary coffee and snacks. 

For more information, contact the Graduate Student Engagement Coordinator at

Combatting Gender Myths with Research and Data 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 
2 to 4 p.m. 
Campus Library - North Oshawa location, Fireside Reading Room (LIB 200)

This workshop includes an academic talk by Kimberley Clow, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities. The talk will review common gender stereotypes targeting women in science and academia, and review the scholarly literature and research data that refutes many of the gender myths that target men and women in occupations that are numerically dominated by the other gender. A question-and-answer session with Akeisha Lari, Equity and Inclusivity Advisor, will follow. She will also discuss the supports available through the university’s policies. 

Learning Outcomes 
  • Become aware of the common gender stereotypes that graduate students at the university are encountering.
  • Review scholarly data that counters these common misconceptions.
  • Identify similarities in the experiences men and women report in fields that are numerically dominated by the other gender.
  • Familiarize yourself with university policies relevant to discrimination experiences.

Light refreshments will be available. Please register for this event.