In the land-atmosphere interactions group, we are commited to create an open, safe, and inclusive learning and work environment, where each and every group member can thrive. We expect respectful communication in our interactions and we acknowledge and embrace diversity. We recognise the challenges and barriers that people of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups face in a higher education setting. Particularly the field of geosciences lacks diversity posing a serious challenge to recruiting, hiring, and retaining students and researchers from under-represented groups. Lack of diversity creates a less welcoming environment, which is often exacerbated by hostile learning and working environments. In our group, there is no place and no tolerance for discrimination of any sort due to race, gender, social class, or sexual orientation. Together, we strive to improve our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
We acknowlegde that every group member has a different background, needs, and experiences and strive to support each other accordingly.
No forms of harrassment or discrimination are tolerated.
Refer to each other with the individual's preferred pronouns, if know. Gender-neutral language is to be used by an individual if not known.
We treat each other professionally and respectfully in all situations.
Be kind and sensitive with respect to personal, family and health issues of others, and provide moral support whenever possible.
All group members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner during work hours in terms of their honesty, integrity, accountability, objectivity, and respectfulness to others.
Provide and receive positive feedback and encouragement on research ideas and results.
Acknowledge the contributions of others
Be aware of the safety of themselves and others in the lab and in the field.
Be actively involved
All group members will be invited to research group celebrations.
All group members should encourage collaboration with others on their research projects.
All group members should allow equal participation by all other group members in group discussions.
We also want to make anyone interested in joining the group aware of special interest groups and organisations here at Dalhousie University and elsewhere:
- Dal's African Students Association
- Indigenous Student Centre at Dal
- DalOUT [Dal’s LGBTQ2SIA+ student society]
- Earth Science Women’s Network
- AMS Board on Representation, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity
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