The first EDI Symposium titled ``Not just the 8th of March``will take place on the 23rd of May from 11am to 1pm in the UCD Cinema at UCD Student Centre. This is the first EDI symposium of a series titled ``Behind the position``.
You can register for free at the following link or through the QR code printed on the posters. Please note registration will be closed by 18th of May at noon, so we can order refreshments.
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- Silvia Giordani:Full Professor Chair of Nanomaterials and Head of School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University.
- Elaine O’Reilly: Associate Professor of Chemical Biology in the School of Chemistry at University College of Dublin.
- Jimmy Muldoon:Senior Technical Officer School of Chemistry at University College of Dublin.
- Cristina Trujillo:Research Fellow in Computational Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin.
- Sarah Hayes:Chief Operating Officer of SSPC, The SFI Centre for Pharmaceuticals University of Limerick
- Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou:Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at National University of Galway.
- Claire McDonnell:Assistant Heads of the School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Technological University Dublin
- Gita Singh:Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Material Chemistry and Energy Storage Systems at University College of Dublin.
Prior to the event a full agenda will be shared.
UCD EDI news and events
SALI position – The school is looking forward to filling a recently advertised Full Professor position funded through the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative (SALI). The position is in Materials Chemistry and the successful appointee will contribute to gender balance at senior academic levels in the School. Click here for more details.
STEM Researchers of Black/African Descent in Ireland Mission Statement
Many people of Black/African descent living in the western world face challenges that arise from physical and cultural differences. This is particularly the case in Ireland, where the Black/African population is below 2%. As a minority ethnic group, some of the many challenges we face are misrepresentation caused by racial prejudice and underrepresentation in important positions in our society. These issues could set a limit on the goals and aspirations of bright young Black/African students. Also, it is well known now that a diverse environment with different cultures and lived experiences leads to innovation and a better capacity to adapt to a changing world. This calls for action and a conversation to be had which will solidify the importance of embracing diversity for a more just and thriving society where people of colour are viewed as equal and integral parts of our society. In the STEM field, people of Black/African descent are significantly under-represented. This is particularly true in research and academia. There is a lack of and in some cases absence of Black/African principal investigators, Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and academic staff in a lot of Irish universities. Our mission is to highlight the amazing work done by Black/African scientific researchers in institutions across the country. This will not only create a platform for researchers to connect and learn from their peers but will encourage young Black/African students to pursue careers in science and place no limits on their aspirations. Click the link below for more details.
Virtual conference for STEM researchers of Black/African descent in Ireland