Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Resources at UCI
DECADE Discussion Groups
Launched in 2021, the purpose of these discussion groups is to enhance and better connect with students on all levels. These student-led groups will help create an open and welcoming forum for students to share and help build relationships with each other, but more importantly, create a supportive environment to help everyone succeed. Topics include but are not limited to: Lab Identification, PI Relations, Well-being and Laboratory Safety, Career Development, Academic Work/Life Balance, Advancing to Candidacy, Defense, Writing Papers and Fellowship Applications.
Student-Driven Peer Mentoring Program
The student-driven peer mentoring program will support new PhD students in their first year at UCI by providing student-centered advice about classes, rotations, and adapting to graduate school. This format will create a support system where first-year students are comfortable to discuss any issues, challenges, or hardships they may face with students more advanced in the PharmSci program in order to brainstorm solutions or find reassurance.
Town Hall Meeting Minutes
Each quarter, UCI’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) will host a DECADE town hall meeting. These town halls provide a forum for the SPPS community to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the goal of establishing concrete actions we can take to promote a supportive and nurturing community. All are welcome to attend. Meeting minutes will be posted below.
DECADE Town Hall Minutes (2020-10-30)
We convened our first DECADE town all of AY2020-2021 on 30 OCT 2020. Our town halls provide a forum for the SPPS community to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the goal of establishing concrete actions we can take to promote a supportive and nurturing community.
DECADE Student Council Update (Barhoosh)
What are we getting right?
What are we not getting right?
Updates from Last Time
Ongoing and Upcoming