We are a group of grad students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in our department
The purpose of the Committee is to initiate, execute, coordinate, and promote efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our department, our university, and the scientific community. Through actions and advocacy, the Committee seeks to make our department a vibrant scientific community in which research, education, training and outreach are strengthened by the expression of diverse perspectives and approaches. We also hope to contribute to advancing justice and equity at the University of Chicago, in the scientific fields of ecology and evolution, and in the larger society.
A vast number of people have been excluded from science – or their development and advancement within science has been hindered — because they are members of systemically subjugated groups based on race, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, country of origin, socioeconomic class, and disability. The Committee’s mission is to improve diversity and equity in our department and create an inclusive environment along all these dimensions of human identity, culture, experience.
Here we will be posting news about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Intersectionality issues. Through this space, we hope to be able to highlight people, ideas, important dates, and events, both within and outside our department, related to DEI. Keep...