The CCB Diversity Committee is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. We recognize that increasing access, opportunity, and meaningful representation of diverse identities and life experiences in our community are critical to the success of all students, researchers, and faculty. Our mission is to develop and implement new initiatives that foster an equitable environment built on respect and inclusivity, and to facilitate an open dialogue about issues related to diversity and multiculturalism, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, religion, and family structures.
Who We Are
The CCB Diversity Committee includes students and faculty who are committed to advancing the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our department. Current members of the committee are:
- Tariq Bhatti, Graduate Student
- Gia Carignan, Graduate Student
- Jinyu Chong, Graduate Student
- Ryan Crichton, Graduate Student
- Sayantan Mandal, Graduate Student
- Krishani Teeluck, Graduate Student
- Kate Waldie, Faculty Advisor
Our Current Initiatives
Diversity in Chemistry Seminars: A mini-symposium will be held once per semester, with the goals of these seminars being (1) to invite chemists from diverse backgrounds to our department, (2) to create a forum for our students to interact with diverse role models, and (3) to support open discussions on inclusion, individual experiences, and self-identity in STEM.