Please use this form to nominate speakers for the Biodiversity Research Seminar Series. Nominations may only be submitted by current Biodiversity Research Centre Faculty Members.
A goal of the seminar series is to inspire students and faculty in our Centre by bringing in exceptional scientists and speakers from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, regions, and specialties. Most procedures that we use to choose and nominate stellar individuals are well known to lead to biases that, when accumulated over the nominations from multiple labs, produce a final seminar list that is lopsided in favour of senior, white men. This is counterproductive, as it means we are not hearing from the compelling and outstanding science produced in other quarters. To achieve a better balance of genders, nationalities, ages, and so on, we request that as you or your lab prepares its nomination of a speaker for the series, you adopt one or more of the steps posted here.
Rationale for Nominating this Speaker