Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was created in October 2020 with the appointment of Dr. Michael Yassa as Biological Sciences’ first Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The goal of this new position was to formalize inclusive excellence as a pillar of success in the School and to advise and support the Dean of Biological Sciences, as well as the four Department Chairs on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Office is tasked with developing a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategic plan for the School, supervising the Minority Science Programs (MSP), developing new programs and activities to support the success of faculty, staff and students, developing and strengthening relationships with programs such as the Enhanced Academic Success Experience (EASE) initiative, BioSci graduate programs, and the campus Office of Inclusive Excellence.
Make an Impact
UCI BioSci is committed to create an inclusive community and climate that supports the growth and success of every School citizen with a focus on health and wellness first. Take a look at all the resources BioSci and UCI have to offer students, postdocs, faculty and staff.
Find information on merit and promotions, inclusive teaching, graduate admissions, unconscious bias and more.
Find information on ACHIEVE, professional development for staff, diversity affinity groups and more.
Find information on individual development plans, postdoctoral scholar handbook, postdoc academy and more.
Find information on cultivating relationships, requesting a letter of recommendation, practicing interviews and more.
Find all of the graduate handbooks for each BioSci department, individual development plans, fellowship and opportunities and more.
News and Events
Stay up-to-date with UCI and UCI BioSci community events and news. If you are having an event that fosters inclusivity and would like your event featured here, please contact us at email@example.com.
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