Derek chauvin, a former head of the University of Toronto, interviews for CBC News title Derek Chauvin interviews for BBC News
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The University of British Columbia’s head of research and development is interviewing for a role at CBC News, and one of the topics is the lack of diversity in STEM.
According to a statement posted on the CBC website, Derek Chauvis recent interview with CBC News was a chance to learn more about the university’s research, and “discuss some of the challenges we face in the sciences in the face of rising barriers to entry and the importance of diverse teams and teams of talented individuals.”
The CBC interview is part of a larger CBC/Radio-Canada partnership, called CBC’s First Listen, that will host more than 200 programming series throughout the year.
In the statement, CBC Chief Content Officer and Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion, Anne-Marie Slaughter, said the series “is an opportunity for CBC to hear from people who share the same values and aspirations, but with different backgrounds.”
“We want to make sure our programs reflect the diversity of our audiences and our community,” Slaughter said.
The first Listen series, titled “Where do we go from here?” will air weekly from April 25 to June 1, starting with the series, “A Brief History of Science,” which will examine the ways that science has changed in recent years.
“I think it’s important for us to take a step back and acknowledge that it’s not only a science, but a science that’s going to continue to be at the forefront of what we’re doing for the next 50 years,” said Chauvin.
“I think we’ve got to think about how we get to that point.”
“There are a lot of people out there, in a lot, of different professions, and I think it would be interesting to hear people from those fields talk about how they see science evolving over the next five to 10 years,” Chauvin added.
The CBC/RCMP interview with Chauvin, who previously served as a research associate at the University at Buffalo and now heads the Canadian Science Foundation, is part on the First Listen series that will air every week throughout the fall and winter.
The program will cover topics such as the challenges of STEM research, the importance and challenges of diversity and the role of women in STEM careers.
“There is a lot we don’t know about our society and our society doesn’t really know about its science,” Chauvins comments in the CBC interview.
“Science has really, really changed in a very dramatic way.”
The university is currently hiring for its next STEM-focused director of research, according to the CBC statement.
Chauvin previously served on the universitys research and innovation advisory council and as a senior advisor to the university.
“Derek has the unique ability to bring a broad range of experiences and perspectives to his research and the CSPF is thrilled to welcome him to our organization,” the university said in a statement.
“Derek is also an excellent communicator who is excited about bringing his insights to our audiences, including our students.”
For more on CBC, visit CBC.ca/FirstListen
The University of British Columbia’s head of research and development is interviewing for a role at CBC News, and one…