The School of Medicine is committed to supporting gender diversity, equality and inclusion. Our School Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee welcomes participation by all staff and students to help ensure that we build an environment where everyone is supported to achieve their full potential and feels a valued and included member of our community.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2020, UCD staff and postgraduate students are cordially invited to a lunch in the Kevin Barry Gallery and afterwards for a moderated panel discussion where a selection of UCD Medicine female professors reflect on their career journeys in academia.
We are delighted to announce that the School has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusion. Our congratulations to Assoc. Prof Marguerite Clyne and her Self-Assessment Team on their incredible work to date. We extend an invitation to all students and staff who wish to become involved in implementation of same to join our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.
Dr Rhona Mahony, Executive Director of the Women and Children’s Clinical Academic Directorate, Ireland East Healthcare Group will share her approach to leadership, re-framing the conversation on women’s health followed by a World Café on gender equality and inclusion.
If you are parent in UCD you may be interested in becoming a buddy to staff who are expectant parents, parents who have recently returned to work, or with children of any age. An informal support, buddies provide a listening ear and give tips to parents on balancing family and work demands.
The School has prepared an application for a Bronze Departmental Award under the Athena SWAN initiative. Our application was the result of many months of hard work by staff across the School and we hope to hear the outcome of our application by November 2019.
Irrespective of the outcome, the School commits itself to a supporting Gender Equality and Inclusion in all aspects of our business and welcomes your participation in our ongoing efforts.