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The Women in Statistics Committee upcoming webinar: "Embracing Equality in the Changing World of Statistics"

28 March 2024

The Committee on Women in Statistics is excited to announce the upcoming webinar titled "Embracing Equality in the Changing World of Statistics." This insightful webinar aims to address critical issues surrounding equality in the field of statistics. The Committee on Women in Stastics invite you to join and be a part of this important conversation.

Details of the Webinar:

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Donald Estep: "Chipping away at equity"

  • Abstract: Donald Estep, Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), will discuss the challenges and hurdles faced in fostering equity within university communities. Drawing from his extensive experience, he will highlight the importance of addressing identity-based inequalities to construct effective strategies for promoting equity.
  • Biography: Dr. Estep is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and a distinguished professor with expertise in uncertainty quantification and stochastic modeling.

Denise Silva: "Gender statistics: substantive evidence to accomplish the equality challenges"

  • Abstract: Denise Silva, a retired Principal Researcher from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), will emphasize the significance of gender statistics in addressing inequalities. She will provide insights into the importance of high-quality gender statistics for informed decision-making and policy formulation.
  • Biography: Dr. Silva, with over 35 years of experience in survey methodology, has served as president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) and is currently a Senior Associate Researcher at the Society for the Development of Scientific Research (SCIENCE).

This webinar offers a valuable opportunity for our female members to engage with experts in the field and gain insights into promoting equality within statistics. We encourage all interested individuals to join us for this enlightening discussion.

For more details and to register for the webinar, please visit the following link.

Let's come together as a community to embrace equality and drive positive change in the world of statistics!