Making Biochem More Accessible: the Virtual Biochemistry Day Outreach Event for High School Students

Making Biochem More Accessible: the Virtual Biochemistry Day Outreach Event for High School Students

Written by Kate Jiang On March 24th, 2021, the Department of Biochemistry‚Äôs Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee held their virtual Biochemistry Day for high school students across Toronto. Biochemistry Day is an outreach initiative for students from underserved areas to learn more about 

Equity Leads to More Impactful Science

Equity Leads to More Impactful Science

Image credit: Andy Brunning/Compound Interest Written by: Alison Mao and Mikaela Palandra (Biochemistry WIDE Committee) Considering the benefits of diversity in science, it is essential for institutions to take steps to promote the inclusion of underrepresented groups. Our first article in the Equity, Diversity, and 

Ladies Who Lab – Female Nobel winners in Chemistry and Medicine

Ladies Who Lab – Female Nobel winners in Chemistry and Medicine

written by Mikaela Palandra and Heather Lau of the Biochem WIDE committee Across the Nobel awards in chemistry and medicine, which were both established in 1895, only 19 have been awarded to women, out of 185 Chemistry Nobel laureates and 222 Medicine Nobel laureates. That 

An Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM

An Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM

written by Alison Mao and Heather Lau of the Biochemistry WIDE committee Due to the collaborative nature of science, having diversity in our groups brings valuable differences in perspective that spark innovation. Our endeavours to solve problems and understand the world benefit greatly from the