Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey

The CSBBCS is conducting a survey to help identify issues relating to racial discrimination within our Society and in our academic community.

The Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science would like to identify issues relating to racial discrimination within our Society and in our academic community.  We are inviting you to complete this short survey. The survey will be active until March 1, 2021.

This survey is being conducted by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee: Dr. Kathleen Hourihan, Dr. Geneviève Demarais, Dr. Myra Fernandes, and Pelin Tan.

In the survey, you will be asked about your personal experiences regarding racism and racial discrimination in academia, and in CSBBCS. Please provide general and specific descriptions of these experiences with as much detail as you are comfortable with, without including identifying information about your institution or about individuals involved in the situations. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information. The survey is expected to take 10-30 minutes, depending on how much information you choose to share.

This survey is aimed at all members who wish to participate and share experiences, either personally experienced or witnessed, and provide feedback. Results will be used to promote a more inclusive environment in the CSBBCS specifically, and have implications for finding ways of eliminating systemic biases leading to a lack of diversity in science and the study of cognitive and brain sciences in general.

The survey is anonymous, and your responses will not be associated with any personal information.

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdiscipinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University’s ethics policy. If you have ethical concerns about the research (such as  the way you have been treated or your rights as a participant), you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR or by telephone at 709-864-2861.