Inclusion and Diversity

AboutInclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity Statement

The CBA/ABC represents Canada’s researchers and scholars in the plant sciences from various disciplines including ecology, genomics, classification, development, and teaching.

CBA/ABC provides formal, expert, peer-reviewed and credible input to national, provincial and local governments on matters pertaining to botany. In executing its mission, CBA/ABC confirms its will to foster a culture of inclusivity and equity in all of its activities. These include but are not limited to participation to conferences, equitable representation in major symposia, eligibility of prizes, bursaries and awards, and memberships. CBA/ABC is pleased to welcome and encourages participation by members regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or age.

As part of its commitment, CBA/ABC will encourage organizers of symposia or panels to ensure a balanced female and male representation in the invited speakers; promote diverse representation on the board of directors and any other committees; and strive that when seeking nominations for prizes and awards, both male and female nominations are encouraged to be submitted and shall be considered equally.

CBA formally creates an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee

To foster and uphold an environment of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) within the Association, the CBA/ABC formally created the IDEA committee at its 2021 AGM.