Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strengthen the scientific community, and are integral for research innovation and excellence. Increasing diversity and gender equity is central to BrainsCAN’s strategic plan. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will lead the effective implementation and embedding of EDI for BrainsCAN while working in partnership with a range of internal and external EDI stakeholders and groups including Brain Canada, Ontario Brain Institute and the Canadian Association of Neuroscientists. In accordance with BrainsCAN’s EDI strategic priorities, the incumbent will oversee BrainsCAN’s EDI related projects which are aimed at addressing systemic barriers in the research community, including those experienced by members of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups such as women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of a visible minority, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will seek opportunities to strengthen and integrate EDI into the delivery of BrainsCAN and partner EDI plans. The Incumbent will take an evidence-based approach to develop plans, policy, guidance and resources, contributing to the promotion and integration of equity and inclusion within all BrainsCAN programs and activities. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will also provide guidance and advice on best practices while collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to identify key areas of activity for BrainsCAN, while building confidence and commitment for change.
Vacancy: 1 Close Date: 2020/11/10