Gender balance at DEC

In an effort to address the gender balance at DEC and its evolution, an yearly evaluation of the gender of the members of the department (at different labs and positions) is made. The data collected can be used to develop strategies to improve gender balance at the department, and evaluate the impact of the efforts made.

Am I biased?

Take the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to find out if you are biased toward a specific group of people.

Negative stereotypes pervade people's lives. Its recognition is the first step towards fighting prejudice. A mindful awareness of your own implicit bias allows you to commit to positive actions to combat prejudice.

You can find bellow some concrete steps to diminish the impact of bias in your life.

 

Judgment Biases: Where Do They Come From? What Can We Do About Them? (Virtual conference)

FREE PASTRIES (with discussion of implicit bias in academia)

On Monday, January 20, the DEC Equality & Diversity Team will host a viewing of an online talk on practical advice for reducing implicit bais in academia (see abstract and speakers below), followed by a brief discussion. This talk was part of a 2019 online SFN workshop. Please note that without an SFN membership, watching this online would cost $150, so please take advantage of this free viewing. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of FREE PASTRIES AND COFFEE.

Evidence-based practices for promoting equality & diversity. Discussion with the founders of Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS)

What works for promoting equality and diversity in academia?
How to take cross-cultural differences into account when trying to adopt evidence-based practices?
How to monitor effectiveness, namely when data is missing or its collection is restricted?