Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging (DIBs)

Strategic Intent

ISEK acknowledges and values the contributions of our diverse current membership and all those that have contributed to our community in the past. We aim to provide a collegial forum where all members feel empowered, valued, and supported, regardless of scientific background, perspective, gender, age, career stage, country of origin, race, or religion. We strive to make membership accessible and beneficial to all, and to recognize the unique perspective that each member brings to our organization. In doing so, ISEK aims to foster an even brighter and fairer future in our scientific community.

Diversity Statement

To facilitate an equitable association, that recognises diversity and inclusion, and emphasises quality of life in event planning and dissemination of activities

Expression of Interest:

Early Career and Higher Degree/Grad Student Representation on the ISEK Council and Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee

 

ISEK values the contributions of our diverse current membership and acknowledges that students and early career researchers represent the future of our science and society. In order to act upon that commitment, the ISEK Council invites members who are students and early career researchers to contribute to the Society’s leadership by serving on the ISEK Council and on the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee.

At the time of submission of the expression of interest:

  • Higher Degree/Grad Students are required to be > 1 year (full time equivalent) since commencement of their PhD, and not yet having submitted their thesis.
  • Early Career Researchers are required to be < 5 years (full time equivalent) since PhD conferral, and may be awaiting conferral after thesis submission.

ECR Committee Representation

Within the context of electrophysiology and kinesiology research, the ECR Committee will seek to enhance the experience of students and ECRs by organizing and overseeing initiatives that will support students and ECRs in their studies, professional and career development needs. The number of positions may vary from 6 to 20 individuals in 2021-23. The term of service is 2-years. Committee members can hold a position on this committee for up to 2 terms (4 years), after which they remain eligible to nominate for regular ISEK Council appointment (pending other eligibility criteria).

ISEK Council Representation and ECR Committee Representation

ISEK aims to provide a voice within the Council for students and early career researchers, providing a venue to discuss issues of concern and interest to them.  We invite students and early career researchers to apply for the (2) open positions (1 representing students and 1 representing ECRs) on the ISEK Council. These representatives will be expected to attend the online [and face-to-face, when possible] Council Meetings. The Council representatives will lead the ECR Committee with the support from other Council members. The term of service on the Council is 2-years, which is included in the term of service for ECR Committee Representation (of up to 4 years). Those selected for these positions remain eligible to nominate for future regular ISEK Council appointment (pending other eligibility criteria). 

The Council is committed to being an inclusive organization that encourages diversity.  We welcome expression of interest from students and early career researchers from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds.

Those who are selected for these positions in ISEK’s inaugural ECR Committee (2021-23) will be involved with developing the Committees Inaugural Strategic Intent Statement and Action Plan. The Council is excited to support this new venture.

If you are interested in serving on the Council or the Committee, please fill a short information take-in form here by August 27, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact our Secretariat

 

Contribute to DIBs Activities

As part of our goal to support diversity, inclusion, and a feeling of belonging for our members, we will announce a series of initiatives to support members who may otherwise not have a chance to attend our conferences or contribute to workshops and discussions. If you are interested in actively contributing to these activities, please contact us below:

Diversity Committee

The committee’s goal is to facilitate an equitable association, that recognizes diversity and inclusion, and emphasizes quality of life in event planning and dissemination activities. Visit our committee page to learn about the Diversity Committee’s first actions for 2020-22, committee structure, and more.