Join us at our upcoming webinar to discover findings from a Wellcome-commissioned research into language-based equity in African health science research, hosted by the ACU and supported by the International Association of Universities (IAU).
Of the 1.33 billion people in Africa, only 6.5 million are native English speakers. However, English has been referred to as the dominant global language of scientific communication and publication, which raises efficacy and equity concerns.
The Wellcome-commissioned research study sought to determine whether the status of English as the dominant language of science is contributing to wider structural inequalities within health science research. The full study report and policy brief are now available in English, and translated versions in French, Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili are available here.
What will the webinar cover?
During the webinar, speakers from the research team, led by Dr Aaron Yarmoshuk, Independent Consultant and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto, will present the key findings and recommendations from the language equity study. External global experts will also be taking part in the conversation.
Live translations will be available in English and French.
This event is free and open for all to register. Colleagues across the ACU membership, particularly those specialising in health sciences and research management, are encouraged to attend to discover the latest insights on language-based equity.
Deadline to register: Friday, 26 November at 12pm UTC