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Toni Schmader PhD

ESS Director and Full Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Toni Schmader, is the Director of Engendering Success in STEM, and the Social Identity Laboratory at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She has over 25 years of experience and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and published books. Her research examines how stereotypes and bias constrain people’s performance, preferences, and self-views, with a particular focus on gender stereotypes and implicit bias. Dr. Schmader has given frequent public lectures on the topic of implicit gender bias including talks to the National Academies of Science in the United States, as part of Harvard’s Women in Work Series, and at the International Gender Summit. She was the recipient of a Killam Research Prize in 2013, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize in 2018, as well as the European Association of Social Psychology Theory-Innovation Award for 2020-2021. She held a Canada Research Chair position from 2010-2020.


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