Annual Ada Lovelace Day Lecture: Waiting for Equity or Making it Happen: What’s the Difference?
Speaker: Professor Jeremy Kerr, University Research Chair in Macroecology and Conservation Biology, University of Ottawa.
Kerr was president of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, 2016-18, where he developed policy for increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
He will reflect on his experiences in mobilizing research to policy-makers and politicians. He is an active science communicator, and you can find him on Twitter at@jetkerr. He will connect his work on equity with his advocacy for citizen science and science literacy.
Kerr’s research examines global patterns in species richness, including trends in populations of rare and endangered species. His research is regularly published in high-impact journals. He did his doctorate in York University’s Biology Department.