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Past Events

  • May Journal Club Meeting
    May 05, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Zoom Meeting
    Please join us for a discussion of the paper titled "Nothing About Us Without Us – Towards Genuine Inclusion of Disabled Scientists and Science Students Post Pandemic" which you can find under our 'Journal Club' tab. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join!
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  • Meet Our Grad Students
    Mar 22, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Vancouver, UBC Chemistry, 2036 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
    CDI is excited to host an event for undergrads to meet with graduate students (or post docs) to talk about research and grad school. Pizza will be provided!
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  • IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast
    Feb 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Vancouver, Grad lounge of UBC Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
    We’d like to invite all graduate students and faculty to the 2022 IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast to facilitate open discussions about EDI in the chemistry department and also allow for networking with our newer members.
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  • Feb 08, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Zoom Meeting
    This month's article for discussion is “The Missing Colours of Chemistry” from Nature Chemistry. You can find the document under our 'Journal Club' tab!
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  • “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” Movie Night
    Dec 03, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Vancouver, Grad lounge of UBC Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
    CDI is hosting a viewing of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” tomorrow at 6 PM in the grad lounge. Admission and pizza are free!
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  • Holiday Care Package Fundraiser
    Nov 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – Dec 01, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
    Online Fundraiser
    CDI is excited to announce that we are selling holiday themed care packages again this year. These include fun gifts including a non-alcoholic beverage, chocolate, a candle, a colouring book and more. Send a care package to let a friend know you're thinking of them, and support a good cause!
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  • Tie-Dye & Pride
    Aug 18, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
    Outside D-Wing of UBC Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada
    Join us August 18, 2021 from 3-6 pm to tie-dye your own CDI-branded tank top and receive pride goodies such as stickers, temporary tattoos, and more! Sign up via https://events.eply.com/CDIPrideTieDyeEvent3363165. Participation is limited to 40 people so sign up ASAP!
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  • "The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Teaching and Learning" Workshop
    Apr 29, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
    Zoom Meeting
    Facilitated by graduate student facilitators from the CTLT, this workshop will get you to recognize examples of unconscious bias, consider and discuss the impact of unconscious bias on interactions with students and colleagues, and consider strategies that enhance inclusion in teaching and learning.
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  • March Journal Club Meeting
    Mar 31, 2021, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT
    Zoom Meeting
    This month's article for discussion is "College Chemistry Textbooks Fail on Gender Representation" from the Journal of Chemical Education. You can find the document under our 'Journal Club' tab!
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  • February Journal Club Meeting
    Feb 23, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
    Zoom Meeting
    It's that time of the month: join us for a discussion of the paper titled, "Understanding how diversity training impacts faculty mentors’ awareness and behavior," which you can find under our 'Journal Club' tab.
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  • January Journal Club Meeting
    Jan 26, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
    Zoom Meeting
    Cheers to a new year and a new journal club meeting! This month, we're discussing a paper titled, "A Healthier Peer Review Process Would Improve Diversity" from last year in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. You can find the file under our 'Journal Club' tab.
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  • Lectures in Modern Chemistry: Donna Nelson
    Jan 26, 2021, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST
    Zoom Meeting
    Hear from University of Oklahoma's Dr. Donna Nelson, who, among many roles and accomplishments, has fulfilled the role of science advisor for the TV show Breaking Bad. You can access the Zoom lecture via: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67067455302?pwd=NjBDbVRwdGNSc1RjL2JVNGUvb2szQT09
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  • November Journal Club Meeting
    Nov 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
    Zoom Meeting
    Join us for another monthly journal club meeting! This month, we're discussing the paper, "Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, explanations, and impact" from 2015 in The Leadership Quarterly. You can find the file under the 'Journal Club' tab.
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  • Holiday Care Package Fundraiser
    Nov 23, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST – Nov 27, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST
    Online Fundraiser
    Send a care package to let a friend know you're thinking of them, and support a good cause while doing it! Visit https://events.eply.com/CDIHolidayCarePackages3360504?fbclid=IwAR1ksrS-7dyskdlAApbfFVMJGsc11OCK63c0FhuM8RwBb6j6BZu1-t2OfkU to place your order!
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  • CDI Journal Club Meeting
    Oct 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Join us for our second journal club meeting! We are hosting in collaboration with UCalgary CIDE. Come discuss EDI in science and meet the team at Calgary!
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  • EDI in STEM: A Conversation
    Sept 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    www.tinyurl.com/ubcediinstem
    Join us for a panel discussion on EDI in STEM (in lieu of our monthly Journal Club Meeting)!
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  • CDI Journal Club Meeting
    Aug 11, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Zoom meeting link sent in email!
    Our inaugural Journal Club Meeting! This week, we will be discussing the recent Angewandte paper. This is a space for everyone to come and share their thoughts on an EDI paper. We hope this will facilitate discussion on equity, inclusion, oppression, and racism in our department.
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  • CDI and CGSS Care Package Fundraiser
    Jul 27, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – Aug 03, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
    UBC Chemistry Department
    Send a care package to let a friend know you're thinking of them! CDI and CGSS are partnering to make care packages for charity! They will sell for $10 (or by donation if you want to give more!). Their final contents are a surprise, but you can select alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
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