Engendering Success in STEM: International Perspectives

November 16, 2023 | 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Innovation

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This event will take place in-person at 105 St. George Street Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges (BBBB) is the capstone knowledge-sharing conference of the Engendering Success in STEM (ESS) Research Consortium. ESS brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to generate new ideas and deepen existing collaborations for evidence-based interventions to promote gender inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
As part of the conference, the Initiative for Education Policy and Innovation, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, is pleased to co-sponsor the "Engendering Success in STEM: International Perspectives" panel.
Time : 11:15 am -12:30 pm
Panel Title: Engendering Success in STEM: International Perspectives
Speakers: Glenn Adams, University of Kansas, Takako Hashimoto, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan, Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia
Moderator: Dr. Steven Spencer, Ohio State University
About the Speakers:
Glenn Adams is a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas and currently acting as Interim Director of the Kansas African Studies Center. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone before completing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Stanford University. His graduate training included two years of field research in Ghana, which provided the empirical foundation for his research on cultural-psychological foundations of relationship. His current work builds on this foundation to investigate the coloniality of knowledge in psychological science and to articulate models of human development and ways of living that promote sustainable well-being for broader humanity.
Dr. Takako Hashimoto is a Professor at the Chiba University of Commerce (CUC). Her research uses advanced data mining techniques for large-scale social media analysis, such as investigating a dataset of over 200 million tweets sent during the 21 days following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tsukuba and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hashimoto has also worked as the technical lead for over 24 years at the Research & Development Center of the multinational imaging and electronics company Ricoh Co. Ltd. She has also held numerous influential leadership positions including Board Member of The Database Society of Japan and Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering, a global organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
Dr. Toni Schmader, is the Director of Engendering Success in STEM, and the Social Identity Laboratory at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She has over 25 years of experience and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and published books. Her research examines how stereotypes and bias constrain people’s performance, preferences, and self-views, with a particular focus on gender stereotypes and implicit bias. Dr. Schmader has given frequent public lectures on the topic of implicit gender bias including talks to the National Academies of Science in the United States, as part of Harvard’s Women in Work Series, and at the International Gender Summit. She was the recipient of a Killam Research Prize in 2013, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize in 2018, as well as the European Association of Social Psychology Theory-Innovation Award for 2020-2021. She held a Canada Research Chair position from 2010-2020 and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2022-2023.
Dr. Steven Spencer is a Professor and the Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology at Ohio State University. His research focuses on motivation and the self, particularly on how these factors affect stereotyping and prejudice. Along with how implicit processes that are outside of people's awareness affect people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, he studies how threats to the self-concept can lead to stereotyping and prejudice. In addition to publishing in top academic journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science, he has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, as the chair of the executive committee of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and won the Gordon Allport Prize for his paper with Greg Walton on Latent Ability. He is also a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Organized by Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Innovation


Takako Hashimoto

Professor, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan

Glenn Adams

Professor, University of Kansas

Toni Schmader

Professor, University of British Columbia

Steven Spencer

Professor, Ohio State University