Succesful kick-off for Meet Your Mentor

Wednesday 1 December, the kick-off of a new edition of the Meet Your Mentor mentoring programme took place. In the Doelenzaal, 28 mentees and the same number of mentors came together to start the programme. During this gathering, the programme was introduced to the participants, and the mentors and mentees discovered who their match will be … Continue reading Succesful kick-off for Meet Your Mentor

A Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure – UvA Pride webinar

On the 18th of June 2021, the UvA (University of Amsterdam) Pride organized a webinar on LGBTQI+ Asylum in the Netherlands called A Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure. The webinar was initiated by Dr. Marie-louise Janssen and co-organized and hosted by Jesper van de Vooren, Peter Miller and Eddy Chouity.The direct … Continue reading A Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure – UvA Pride webinar

Meet your Mentor at the Faculty of Law 20th May 2021

On May 20, 2021, the festive online launch took place at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam! This means that Meet your Mentor has been launched very successfully at four faculties of the University of Amsterdam. On May 20, 17 students and 17 professionals took part. The participating mentors are professionals: two judges … Continue reading Meet your Mentor at the Faculty of Law 20th May 2021

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

Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award 2019

Two UvA students have been nominated for the finale of the ECHO Award 2019: Sahar Afzal (Conflict Studies) and Ahmed Bayoumy (Medicine). On September 26 it will become clear whether one of the UvA-students wins the coveted ECHO Award, at Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. Students who are eligible for the ECHO Award are successful … Continue reading Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award 2019

Recap of UvA’s Accessibility Symposium

By Alfrida Martis. Recap of the UvA’s Accessibility Symposium on January 24, 2019  Photos by Fatima Kamal. How can accessibility of the UvA be improved? In January the UvA organized a very important symposium on accessibility, titled “Heeft iedereen het recht om te studeren aan de UvA?” (Dutch for: “Does everybody have the right to … Continue reading Recap of UvA’s Accessibility Symposium

The CDO Team Expands Their Supportive Role for Existing Diversity-Related Events

By Alfrida Martis. Fresh start New year, new energies and new paths. A few weeks ago I was under the impression that I would be writing my first blog post of 2019 to update you all on the planning of our upcoming event on February 14. But if there is one thing I have learnt … Continue reading The CDO Team Expands Their Supportive Role for Existing Diversity-Related Events

The State of Diversity at UvA: Recurring Events to Raise Awareness and Promote Diversity 

By Alfrida Martis. The State of Diversity at UvA On Thursday the 8th of November 2018 the CDO Team hosted our very first public event, entitled The State of Diversity at UvA: Meet The CDO Team. A lot can be said about the importance of organizing such events, but the turnout for our event speaks volumes. The room was packed with over 120 participants. Personally, as the organizer of the event I was super … Continue reading The State of Diversity at UvA: Recurring Events to Raise Awareness and Promote Diversity