Diversity & Inclusion

BPA Diversity Events

The BPA diversity committee provides a platform for postdocs to learn about diversity, equity and inclusion at Cal. To view the current Postdoc Diversity statistics, please visit the VSPA Website. We have also compiled a list of other resources here.

In addition to providing resources, the diversity committee organizes multiple diversity related events throughout this academic year. They will be advertised on this page!

Upcoming Events

DEI Discussion Group

The DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Discussion Group is hosted by PTOP and BPA at UC Berkeley. The goal of this discussion group is to provide a consistent platform where the UCB postdocs and visiting scholars can build community, share resources and discuss action plans to fight against racism towards BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) and discrimination based on gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation in higher education. Learn more about the DEI Discussion group here!

This month, we will be discussing Bias in Academic Publishing. In an open discussion, we will talk about current biases in publishing, our reactions to these biases, what academic journals are doing in response to bias, and steps that we think can be taken to make academic publishing more inclusive.

Meeting time: 4-5 pm, May 26, 2022.

Register here!

Past Events

Postdoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Discussion 

The goal of this discussion was to open a dialogue within our postdoc community to identify DEI related issues and potentials solutions. 

Read about the outcome of this meeting in this blog written by our Diversity Committe Chair, Caroline Figueroa

Check out this new blog post by our very own @line_figueroa (BPA DEI Committee Chair).

Earlier this year, the BPA hosted an online discussion with our postdoc community at Berkeley - Here is what we learned: https://t.co/VQJOkBusaj

— Berkeley Postdoc Association (BPA) (@BerkeleyBPA) September 7, 2020