Innovations in Advancing Gender Equality: Diversity and Inclusion in STEM/STEAM, Gender Equality in Post-secondary Institutions, and Gender Equality at a Global Scale – A Symposium for International Women’s Day 2020


Register here: Innovations in Advancing Gender Equality

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2:00 – 6:00PM
Where: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) Rotman School of Management,  105 St. George St., University of Toronto
Cost: None. All are welcome. Pre-registration is required please by 11:30am on March 3.

Sponsors:  Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy;  Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto

 

ABOUT THE LECTURE: This symposium brings together a distinguished group of scholars, policymakers, and business leaders who are at the forefront of studying and promoting gender equality in a wide range of contexts. The event will highlight innovative efforts to advance gender equality through the promotion of STEM education and design thinking. University leaders from Canada and Japan will discuss the challenges and opportunities of overcoming gender inequalities in an academic context. Finally, we will discuss the UN HeForShe initiative and Japan’s efforts to promote gender equality globally.


AGENDA

Welcome Remarks
 
Phillip Lipscy (Associate Professor of Political Science & Director of the Centre of the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)
 
Introduction
 
Rie Kijima (Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto)

Session 1: Innovations for Diversity and Inclusion in STEM/STEAM fields
 
Rie Kijima (Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto)
Sonia Kang (Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, University of Toronto)
Daisuke Kan (CEO of Cheerio Japan Corporation)
 
Session 2: Gender Equality in Post-secondary Institutions: Perspectives from Canada and Japan
 
Kelly Hannah-Moffat (Vice President, Human Resources & Equity, University of Toronto)
Aya Okada (Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University)
 
Session 3: UN HeforShe and Japan’s Gender Equality at a Global Scale
 
Stephanie Dei (UN Women National Coordinator of WE EMPOWER Canada)

Edward Wageni (UN Women HeForShe Program Manager)

Closing Remarks : Ms. Takako Ito (Consul-General of Japan in Toronto)

Reception

EVENT CO-HOSTS:
Consulate General of Japan 

Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto 
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


QUESTIONS
events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Megan Murphy (416) 978-6122