We are committed to elevating our BIPOC and underrepresented peers in Science. As part of that goal, Diversity of Nature also participates in scientific research and dissemination of knowledge on equity in STEM.
Collaboration with Dalhousie Science Scholars and Leaders Program:
Diversity of Nature is involved with the curriculum development and teaching of the Dalhousie Science Scholars and Leaders Program, which aims to support underrepresented students seeking careers in STEM.
Massey, M. D., Arif, S., Embuldeniya, S., Nanglu, K., & Bielawski, J. 10 Simple Rules for Succeeding as an Underrepresented STEM Undergraduate. PLOS Computational Biology. [Link]
Arif, S., Massey, M.D., Klinard, N., Charbonneau, J., Jabre, L., Gaitor, D., Martins, A., Kirton, R., Albury, C. & Nanglu, K. 2022. 10 Simple Rules for Supporting Underrepresented Students. PLoS Computational Biology. 17(9): e1009313. [Link]
Massey, M. D., Arif, S., Albury, C., Cluney, V. 2021. Ecology and evolutionary biology must elevate BIPOC scholars. Ecology Letters, 24: 913-919. [PDF]
Arif, S. & Massey, M. D. Perspectives on Teaching from Early-Career Scientists: Graduate Students as Teachers. Journal of College Science Teaching. 51(4): 15-20. [Link]
Arif, S. Employing student-centred learning in an ecosystems course. Journal of College Science Teaching. 51(2): 41-45. [Link]
Arif, S. 2021. What does a professor look like? Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 2021;30(1): 22-22. [PDF]
Presentations and Workshops
Invited international talk
Massey, M. D., & Arif, S. Inclusion Insights for Diverse Scholars. Fisheries Society of the British Isles Meeting, Inclusion Workshop, Nottingham-Trent University, UK. 25 July 2022.
Ecological Science Communication Conference 2022
We created and organized this conference, which invited diverse early-career scientists from around the world to share their science communication and outreach experience with an audience of nearly 200. March 4th, 2022, Online Format. [Link]
Invited workshop talk
Arif, S. & Massey, M. D. Translating Marine Science Into Effective Outreach. Invited workshop, November 2, 2021. [Link to programme.]
Invited plenary talk
Massey, M. D.*, Arif, S.*, Albury, C., Cluney, T., & Hutchings, J. A. "Making Room for BIPOC Scholars in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology". Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Feb. 18, 2021. *Presented by Melanie Massey and Suchinta Arif
Dalhousie University Seminar
Massey, M. D.*, Arif, S*., Albury, C*., and Cluney, T. "Elevating BIPOC Scholars in EEB". FISH Seminar Talk, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Feb. 12. 2021. Presented by Melanie Massey, Suchinta Arif, and Catalina Albury