Diversity 2.0

By Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf Two years into this highly politicized job and the level of resistance is shifting. I welcome everybody’s feedback and am using it in constructive ways. On the one hand there are people who see any change, let alone change that concerns diversity equity, and inclusion—as a threat. There … Continue reading Diversity 2.0

Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

This is a statement by the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team and the Central Student Council (CSR) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) denouncing the recent rise in discrimination against Asian students and staff as a result of the spread of the new coronavirus. We call on all staff, students and members of the UvA … Continue reading Speak out against racism and discrimination toward Asian students and staff

On ‘Brick Walls’, ‘Ghosts’, and Other Feminist Dilemmas: Anger, Psychic Institutional Pain and Silencing in Academia

Shirley Anne Tate (Professor, University of Alberta) This event is co-sponsored by ARC-GS and the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team. Date 14 February 2020 Time 14:00 - 17:00 I am a ‘wounded body stranger’ (Tate and Wahidin 2014) removed from myself so I do not feel psychic pain. However, pain emerges and I use it … Continue reading On ‘Brick Walls’, ‘Ghosts’, and Other Feminist Dilemmas: Anger, Psychic Institutional Pain and Silencing in Academia

Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

From November 25 to December 10, the UvA participated in Orange the World,  the UN led international campaign to end violence against women and girls. During those 16 days of activism, the UvA’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Team, in partnership with the College van Bestuur, lit up the bridge at Roeterseiland in orange. During this … Continue reading Retrospective on Orange the World at the UvA

Orange the World: UvA says no to violence

The University of Amsterdam is participating in the international Orange the World campaign. Our university supports the fight of ending violence against girls and women. The Chief Diversity Officer team is the proud initiator of UvA’s participation in the campaign, and we are hosting multiple events during the campaign. Orange the World is a UN … Continue reading Orange the World: UvA says no to violence

Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

UvA photo by Maartje Strijbis

UvA's Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme in which students are supported by senior students during their first year at the university. Applications are now open for the upcoming academic year! So, what exactly is ADP, and why is it called a diversity mentoring programme? What has the programme done for the participants, … Continue reading Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme