September 13, 2018

What MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes Can Teach John Ibbitson

John Ibbitson, a Canadian columnist, joins a growing club of white men who seem perplexed that they cannot relate to some of the experiences being debated and discussed in the mainstream. The blowback he received f...

March 16, 2018

Following my commentary published in the Huffington Post on women in uniform and sexual harassment, I was offered a meeting with Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Director General, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team On Sexual Misconduct to explore how Canada’s...

March 16, 2018

Limiting Growth

When you examine the STEM disciplines that produce HPC experts, unconscious bias and the lack of engagement of women is playing a major role in limiting the growth of the talent pool for both industry and higher education institutes.Kelly NolanAn extensi...

February 12, 2018

When my former company asked me to research unconscious bias many years ago, I began with Google. At the time, there wasn’t a tremendous amount written about the topic. At least, that is what I thought. The truth is that I was looking in the wrong place. The real resea...

December 12, 2017

Diversity is not a program that you can take off the shelf and use once a year. It is also more than sending employees through a one-hour training class. I was heartened to read a study in the Academy of Management Learning & Education that reinforced my thinking.

If th...

November 13, 2017

“DNC: White Men Shouldn’t Apply for Tech Jobs” – this was a recent headline in the news. A manager within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out an email seeking diverse candidates for IT positions, but added: “I personally would prefer that you not forward t...

October 25, 2017

First Published in Research Money 

We process information all day long.  If we had to think about each tiny decision carefully we would not be productive, so we make quick assumptions, often, to get through the day. These assumptions are often riddled with our individua...

October 7, 2017

A lot has been written about the Google memo and engineer James Damore. Some are very angry at what they perceive as misogynist comments and are pleased with his firing. Others are supporting his right to speak out against his former employer's policies and agree with...

October 3, 2017

A recent poll by Business Insider partner MSN revealed: "Almost one in three men (31%) in MSN's poll said gender diversity at work was 'not important at all.' Women aren't far behind on that notion, with about one in four (24%) saying the same." 

As a Diversity & Inclus...