WS-4: Recognizing and Responding to Bias and Microaggressions

All times are Eastern Time (Toronto / New York)
Saturday, 5 June, 09:00 - 11:00 (Toronto Local Time, EDT, UTC -4)
Yvette M. Huet, PhD Professor of Kinesiology and Director
ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA


This workshop is designed to begin a conversation about the biases we hold but are not consciously aware of and how this may impact how we interact, review and process information about others. The content encourages:

  • developing an understanding of inherent bias;
  • developing an understanding of microaggressions;
  • enhance our understanding of our own and others actions;
  • an awareness of how this impacts self and others

Dr. Yvette Huet is the Director of the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office and a Professor of Kinesiology. Her research interests include women and faculty of color in the academy; mentoring; the role of estrogen in immune function and liver disease; the effects of neonatal exposure to environmental estrogens on adult disease; and the roles of nitric oxide in early pregnancy. Dr. Huet earned her B.S. in Human Biology: Microbiology from the University of Kansas; her Ph.D. (with Honors) in physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center (the first Latina to do so); and had a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Monsanto Company in Missouri. Her honors include a National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities. She has served in many other leadership roles at UNC Charlotte, including as Coordinator of faculty development, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Interim Chair, Kinesiology.