PNB Core Values
PNB Core Values
Our PNB Community is:
Compassionate, Kind, and Supportive Safe, Inclusive, and Courteous Transparent, Accountable, and Empowering
We engage in Research and Scholarship with:
Curiosity, Rigour, and Inclusive Collaboration
In Teaching and Learning we value:
Critical Thinking, Fairness, and Fun
Our Decision-Making is:
Evidence-Based, Consensus-Driven, and Thoughtful
We approach conflict resolution with:
Open-mindedness, Perspective-Taking, and Respect
The PNB Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group was created in the summer of 2019 with an initial focus on addressing the gender imbalance in our faculty. We also started to think about creating a more inclusive department. The committee officially formed in May 2020 in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd and the increased awareness and recognition of anti-Black racism and other forms of social injustice in our society. As of October 2020, the committee is formed by representatives from faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students. The committee seeks input and guidance from members of the department to pursue the following aims:
- Identify departmental barriers to equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Lead the PNB community in defining core departmental values and making these values visible
- Suggest and create policies and procedures that uphold and enact these core values
- Organize activities that increase EDI consciousness
- Advise organizers on how to increase EDI awareness in departmental activities
- Foster a culture in which conversations and education around prejudice, discrimination, and inequity are a priority
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 EDI Undergraduate Year 2 Scholarship
For the second year in a row, the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour EDI Committee has established two scholarships ($2000 each) to be awarded to undergraduate students belonging to equity-deserving groups.
All students in Year 2 of a PNB or combined PNB degree program are eligible to apply. The scholarship also provides an opportunity to be matched with a PNB faculty member for one-on-one mentoring throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. The award is part of a larger campus-wide initiative to help support students belonging to groups that have been historically under-represented in universities.
If you are eligible, please provide the following information in a single Word or PDF file and email your application to email@example.com by November 10th (11:59pm).
1. Your name and student number
2. Year and degree
3. In 500 words total, a) explain why representation matters to you, and b) how this scholarship will impact your education.
4. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10th (11:59pm)
Equity-deserving groups as determined by the PNB EDI committee, in order of priority, are:
1. Students from low-income families
2. Indigenous students
3. Students belonging to minority races, especially African and Latinx backgrounds.
4. Students with disabilities
5. 2SLGBTQ+ students
6. Adult learners
We look forward to receiving your application.
PNB EDI Committee
2022-2023 winners are:
- Camille Villanueva
- Yambakam Nyangani
- Serena Niles-Kim