President Emerita Lorna Marsden to give keynote at forum on women in research

Lorna R. Marsden, president emerita of York University, will deliver the keynote presentation at a forum convened by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation to explore a report by the Canadian Council of Academies, titled “Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension: Report of the Expert Panel on Women in University Research.” Marsden chaired the Canadian Council of Academarsdenmies panel charged with the task of providing an assessment of the factors that influence the university research careers of women, both nationally and internationally.

Lorna R. Marsden

The forum will take place Monday, Feb. 11, from 10 to 11:30am in 519 York Research Tower.
“This forum provides an opportunity to learn about the data and findings in this report and to look at issues  that influence women researchers as they progress throughout their careers, both at York and at universities more broadly” said Lisa Philipps, associate vice-president research. “All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend and join in on this important discussion.”

Marsden’s presentation will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Philipps.

To view the full report and executive summary, click here.

Organizers request that those interested in attending this event should indicate their interest by submitting their RSVP online, click here to access the form.