Vector partners with IBET to increase the number of Indigenous and Black AI researchers

The Vector Institute has partnered with the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology PhD Project (IBET) to increase the number of Indigenous and black professors in engineering and computer science in Canada.

Through the partnership, IBET fellows will gain access to Vector programming, including research talks and courses, as well as the Vector Digital Talent Hub, where they can connect with leading industry sponsors on AI-related internships and work opportunities.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the IBET PhD Project and welcome the participation of IBET fellows to our programming” says Melissa Judd, Vice President of Research Operations and Academic Partnerships at Vector. “The partnership is an important part of Vector’s commitment to increase the participation of Black and Indigenous researchers and practitioners in AI.”

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