EDI discussions for Aalto personnel
Do you want to actively create safer space in your workplace? Are you interested in hearing, how you can better take into account and support minorities in your work? The EDI conversations for Aalto personnel thrive to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the Aalto community.
EDI discussions have a monthly changing theme and expert guest speakers giving presentations about the theme of the month. After the presentation, the participants discuss together and everybody has a chance to present their thoughts on the topic.
Please not that photos taken in the events may be used in the communications of Aalto University. Please inform the photographer if you wish not to appear in the photos.
Find more information and sign up to the newest EDI discussion below at "Upcoming EDI discussions"!
Upcoming EDI discussions
30.5.2023 Create Your Own Safer Space! as part of Green Minds, Healthy Hearts - Social Sustainability Symposium
Past EDI discussions:
|April 2023||Creativity through Diversity Facilitated Astrid Huopalainen Assistant Professor in the field of Leadership for Creativity and by Creative Thinking Skills Trainer and a former Aalto post-doc Oana Velcu-Laitinen.|
|March 2023||Gender-equal Aalto? Facilitated by Anna Björnberg-Michelsson from Aalto Global Impact and Jani-Petri Martikainen from Miehet ry|
|February 2023||Language-aware Aalto?, facilitated by Namkyu Chun from ARTS and Inkeri Lehtimaja from Kielibuusti|
|January 2023||Understanding Unconscious Bias in Higher Education, facilitated by Nea Höynälä and Aparna Shakkarwar from Inklusiiv|
|December 2022||Inclusive Winter Gathering, facilitated by Suvi Helko and Ida Salin|
|November 2022||Navigating Doctoral Maze and EDI, facilitated by Jaana Suviniitty and Marja Niemi|
|October 2022||Towards More Inclusive Teaching with three Aalto teachers (Tiina Pusa, Alexei Gloukhotsev and Meeri Karvinen)|
LGBTQ+ in Aalto, guest speakers: Kasper Kivistö (Trasek ry) and board members of GAYY student association
|May 2022||Discrimination-free Aalto? Guest speaker: Shadia Rask (THL)|
Religions at Aalto, guest speakers: board members of AaMu (Aalto Muslims) student association and Aalto chaplain Anna Poutiainen
Read a blog post about the EDI session by Saara Abdi and Nuura Mohamoud (AaMu)
|March 2022:||Everyone included, guest lecture (video) by EDI specialist Sara Salmani|
Do you have feedback on the EDI conversations or would you like to suggest a theme or a guest speaker? Get in contact!
April's EDI discussion session's theme was Religions at Aalto. Read here what the facilitators from AaMu (Aalto Muslims Association) thought about the discussions!