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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)


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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values to achieve a scientific community that is productive and thriving. This statement is supported by the United Nations sustainable development goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. More specifically, diversity in a community brings different viewpoints, which in turn stimulates innovation and scientific progress. Equity allows all people to achieve their potential in their respective fields. Inclusion creates a safe, cooperative environment in which excellent science can be developed. The goals of the DEI group at the Observatory are to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment by educating ourselves on why diversity is important, promoting gender balance in the department, promoting a psychologically safe environment, promoting the understanding of cultural differences, and stimulating integration and the feeling of belonging at the Observatory. We do this by hosting events, workshops, and journal clubs.


Do you want to be part of the DEI? We are always open to new members! You can find all the relevant information here.