Nicole KanikiNicole Kaniki will present the webinar “Why EDI? Exploring equity, diversity, and inclusion in research” on Friday, May 7.

Webinar to explore equity, diversity, and inclusion in research

The Office of Research and Innovation Services will open its equity, diversity, and inclusion workshop series on Friday, May 7, with the webinar “Why EDI? Exploring equity, diversity, and inclusion in research.”

Learn why a diverse team that includes members of equity-seeking groups drives more innovative research and improves outcomes, and identify how to put in place best practices to support EDI in your research team.

Presenter Nicole Kaniki (she/her) is the director at Senomi Solutions, a diversity consulting firm informed by research in the fields of anti-racism, anti-oppression, feminist theory, and trauma-informed approaches.

“There is a humanitarian imperative for us to do what we can to build and sustain equitable and inclusive environments where diversity can thrive,” says Dr. Kaniki. “In order to do this work effectively, leaders and organizations must be willing to self-reflect and take action with intention.”

Friday’s session will run noon to 1 p.m. in Microsoft Teams and is intended for all faculty, staff, and students interested in learning more about EDI in research; register here.

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