Imogen Coe, PhD

Creating Cultures of Inclusive Excellence to Drive Innovation and Leverage Talent

    Dr. Imogen R. Coe is a professor of chemistry and biology and the founding dean of the faculty of science at Toronto Metropolitan University. She is also an affiliate scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where her research group studies drug transporters. In July 2022, she became the inaugural scholar-in-residence at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

    In addition to being an academic scientist, Dr. Coe is one of Canada’s leading advocates for organizational change towards inclusive excellence in research, particularly in science and medicine. She runs a consulting company providing advice and training on inclusive excellence and has advised federal and national funding agencies on how to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) principles into diverse research cultures. She has published on inclusive leadership, misogyny in science, and the need for intentional policy around EDI-infused organizational culture in diverse venues such as The Lancet and the Globe and Mail. She is much in demand as a speaker and panellist and has received numerous awards for her advocacy work.