Valentine's Day event: Diversity and inclusion at the university

The Diversity and inclusion at the university event, which is open to the students and staff of University of Oulu, will be held on Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 9 am to 12 pm.

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The University of Oulu fosters diversity and works resolutely to promote equality and non-discrimination in working environment, in research and researcher training and in studies and teaching. The goal is an inclusive and accessible university community where everyone feels a sense of belonging and where there is a culture of appreciation and trust.

At the beginning of the event, diversity specialist Sara Salmani opens the DEI terminology (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and explains the starting points for considering diversity and promoting inclusion in the university community. Questions and attitudes related to language and language skills are also at the center, when the goal is an inclusive university community.

After her presentation, Salmani facilitates a panel discussion focusing on how to promote inclusion in the university community, what is already being done and how we could in the future even better enable the participation and participation opportunities for all university community members,

Taina Pihlajaniemi, vice-rector for research and chairperson of the Equality and Dicersity Committee; Jarmo Okkonen, HR Director; Mervi Heikkinen, university lecturer; Juan-Miguel Diaz Castro, university teacher; Essi Leinonen, OYY's social policy specialist and Linda Omodara, postdoc researcher, will take part in the panel discussion.

The main language of Sara Salmani's presentation is English, and the material is in both Finnish and English. The panel is mainly discussed in English, but questions can be asked in both Finnish and English.

Thank you for your interest, the event is full and registration has ended.
The remote connection of the event has been cancelled.
The event will be recorded, and the recording will be available only for internal use of the University of Oulu.

The event is part of the University of Oulu's Talent Boost program, which also aims at 'an inclusive community'. At the University of Oulu, Talent Boost projects are an important part of the university's strategic actions to promote internationalization.

Last updated: 3.2.2023