Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias (or implicit bias) refers to the influence of prejudice or unsupported assumptions against social groups such as women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and/ or members of LGBTQ2+ communities. Patterns of bias contribute to discrimination and underrepresentation in particular fields, or in particular stages of careers. Bias can have an impact on hiring committees or research teams, and can contribute to healthcare disparities.