GS3 Speakers

Prof Elizabeth Croft

Prof Elizabeth Croft, Gender Summit speaker

Professor and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon Region), University of British Columbia, Canada.

Elizabeth Croft is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, and director of the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. In 2010 she founded the WWEST program for women in engineering, science and technology to promote science and engineering as an excellent career choice for women.  She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and Engineers Canada.

Professor Croft chaired the session on Enabling Organisational Systems and Processes  at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). She brought to the discussions her considerable professional experience including as leader of workplace climate studies in both industry and academe. The session discussed structural changes to improve established institutional practices and process, to ensure that institutions treat their female and male researchers in the same way.