We invite all UCLA Life Sciences’ faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs to join us for Dialogues on Inclusive Excellence in the Biosciences – a space where we can learn, reflect, share and act to improve the climate for inclusion within our life sciences community. Our Dialogues will be centered around a lecture series, A Call to Action–Striving Towards Inclusion in Academic Biology, sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). These lectures are designed to illuminate different barriers and pathways to inclusive success in academic biology. Our Dialogues are open to all of UCLA Life Sciences’ community, and will be facilitated by the UCLA Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS). Through these lectures and Dialogues we hope to develop a common understanding of the issues, and collectively, come up with possibilities we could explore to improve our climate of inclusion.

The SABER talks and subsequent UCLA Dialogues will take place every-other Thursday from January 21st to May 13th. SABER talks will be held from 9–10 a.m. PST. Our UCLA Dialogues will take place immediately afterward, in a separate Zoom room, from 10–10:45 a.m. PST.

You can find information, including Zoom links, for all the SABER talks, here.  To sign-up and receive the separate Zoom link for our UCLA Dialogues, please click here. We’d be excited to have you take part!

Please reach out to CEILS with any questions or concerns: media@ceils.ucla.edu