Attendees at the launch of the ImperialSAID seminar series

Attendees at the launch of the ImperialSAID seminar series

Attendees at the launch of the ImperialSAID seminar series

About

To drive sustained cultural change, individuals from all demographics need to be aware of biases in society and what they can contribute to effect real progress. ImperialSAID (Scientists Advocating for Inclusivity and Diversity) strives to facilitate an understanding of EDI literature, provide a platform for minority researchers as role models and to unite staff and students in support of EDI.

The first ImperialSAID seminar series will run throughout the Spring Term of 2020. Created for and delivered by the Imperial College London community, ImperialSAID will be the largest collaborative seminar series to focus on raising awareness of biases in STEM and to redefine workplace culture within the university.

Every fortnight, a one hour talk and networking session will take place at the Hammersmith Campus in February, March and April 2020. Each seminar will be delivered by a speaker from Imperial who identifies with the following minority groups: Women in STEM, BAME in STEM, LGBTQ+, Disability in STEM. The seminars will also represent early career researchers. Speakers will emphasise the evidence base for equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) initiatives, drawing on primary research conducted in EDI initiatives, the speaker’s personal career journey and practical advice on advocating on behalf of others. Our events are open to all students, staff and alumni, of all genders and career stages, across all Faculties and Campuses at Imperial.

If you identify with a minority group listed, are curious about what EDI means at Imperial and want to learn how you can contribute, come along to one of our upcoming events.

Schedule

This schedule will be updated regularly with confirmed talk titles, speakers and links to online registration.

Date and timeTalk titleSpeakerLocation
Thursday 6 February, 16:00-17:00 Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Imperial: Introduction to ImperialSAID  Jess Chadwick  Wolfson Seminar Room 2, Hammersmith Campus
Thursday 20 February, 16:00-17:00 Disability in STEM Lisa Phillips Wolfson Seminar Room 2, Hammersmith Campus
Thursday 5 March, 16:00-17:00 Women in Clinical Academia  Dr Vicky Salem Wolfson Seminar Room 5, Hammersmith Campus 
Thursday 12 March, 16:00-17:00  BAME in STEM: Do I Belong? Dr Wayne Mitchell  Wolfson Seminar Room 2, Hammersmith Campus 
Thursday 2 April, 16:00-17:00  LGBTQ in STEM Dr Nessa Carey Wolfson Seminar Room 2, Hammersmith Campus  
Wednesday 15 April, 16:00-17:00  EDI for Early Career Researchers Dr Jess Wade Wolfson Seminar Room 2, Hammersmith Campus  

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