We are glad to say we are hosting Department Day: what a ‘real’ biologist looks like, taking place on January 12, 2018, from 9:00-17:00 at Thompson House!
We hope to use this event to welcome new students into the department, break down barriers between the sub-disciplines, and engage students as well as staff in discussion about issues of Equity and Diversity within biology and other STEMM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine).
To bring us together and stimulate discussions about Equity and Diversity, our rep (Emma Hudgins) is working with SEDE (Social Equity and Diversity Education) within McGill to build an interactive workshop that will work toward building an environment of collaboration, safety, support, and inclusion within the Department of Biology. This will take place during the first part of the day.
In order to get to know our new students, we invite new students (first 18 months of MSc or first 30 months of PhD) to present 3-minute speed talks on their research in the afternoon. We encourage project proposals, methods and skills talks, but really it could be about any interesting aspect of your work. This year, we will also be having 6-minute talks for those that have slightly more advanced projects, so people can showcase awesome results!
We strongly encourage everyone in the Biology Department to attend this important event, including graduate students, undergrads, post-docs, and faculty. In order to attend and/or present, you MUST register using this link! It’s free and lunch will be included. Please register here by January 5th.
Address any questions or feedback to Emma (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last year this event was great and I hope to see you all there again this year.
Have a great weekend!
Michelle, Emma, Sarah, and Logan