Stephanie MacQuarrie, Cape Breton University
CSC Working Group on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE)
Raychelle Burks, St. Edward's University (@DrRubidium)
Polly Arnold, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Nathalie Podeszfinski, NSERC
Contributed talks for this special sessions are welcome
Chemistry and our society are stronger when we have a diverse, equitable and inclusive profession. Our community embraces this idea, but many of us likely do not fully understand the additional barriers that our colleagues in equity-seeking groups have had to overcome to achieve success in our field. In this conference level symposium, we celebrate some of these colleagues who have to navigate issues of inclusion, diversity and equity in their career as they share their own experiences and personal journey in chemistry including how their experiences influenced their research and/or strategies for teaching.