Women in Science, Health and Innovation: Leadership Looking To The Future

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Professor Ilina Singh is joining Vancouver Consulates and Neuroethics Canada to discuss the future of women’s leadership in science, health, and innovation.

Gender equality in science, health and innovation remains a vital issue of international importance and the event on 7 March will bring together women who are national experts in science, health and innovation from United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and USA to foster collaboration and engagement.

“The importance and vision for the future of women in science, health, and innovation always arises as a critical issue among us… we have an unprecedented opportunity in Vancouver to embrace multiple histories and views, advance the discussion, and identify priorities for international collaboration.”

Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology, Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, University of British Colombia

Event topics

The event will feature a series of TED-style talks on professional experiences sharing the breakthroughs and challenges for women entering these fields, and make recommendations on gender inclusive initiatives and priorities.

  1. The greatest changes over time for women in health, science and innovation in North America and Europe
  2. Historical and incentives barriers 
  3. Future agenda for gender, medical research, and innovation
  4. How women historically set the path for women in academic medicine and entrepreneurship

A panel discussion will follow the talks, which will be led by Santa Ono, University of British Colombia President, and Judy Illes from Neuroethics (quoted above).


Further event information

The event will take place on March 7 at Consulate General of The Netherlands in Canada.

You can follow the event on twitter through @UKinCanada.

The event is organised by Consulates of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America. More information about the event and speakers is available through at the Eventbrite Women in Science, Health and Innovation page.

Photograph of Professor Ilina Singh speaking at a Women in Science event

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