Diversity and Inclusion
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Wednesday, August 1st, 9AM - Hay Loft Café
Veterinary Leadirship for an Early Admisssion for Diversity is a program created to meet the increasing demand for veterinarians and to promote diversity within the veterinary student body
1st Annual Diversity and Inclusion AwardPresented at Education Day on May 18th
Diversity is human difference that impacts how we interact with one another, communities, institutions and ourselves. Diversity matters as we strive to develop and respect human potential, create a supportive, nurturing climate, and acknowledge legal and moral responsibilities to historical inequalities.The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DNIC) is to coordinate and lead The College of Veterinary Medicine in support of the creation of a collegiate culture that is supportive of diversity and equity initiatives, and the recruitment of faculty, staff, and student bodies that reflect the diversity of our neighborhoods, region, and society. To this end, the CVM DNIC works with other University of Minnesota offices concerned with diversity and multiculturalism, and also developed a Diversity Plan propelled by our Guiding Values.
Excellence is Inclusive
An increasingly multicultural society will continue to emerge over the coming decades and the reality of strengthening global interconnections demands that our College and graduates are able to effectively navigate the professional, social and ethical complexities of difference.
As a College that is tasked with preparing future professional veterinarians and animal researchers, it is essential that those most intrinsic values and expectations meet the needs of a multicultural society and align with university and national goals around diversity and inclusion. Professional excellence is inextricably linked to the ability to engage with difference in productive and meaningful ways. In order for the College to meet this challenge, CVM must demonstrate a distinct, consistent and embracing respect for the inclusion, acceptance and success of all.
Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion Award will be announced at College of Veterinary Medicine Education Day, on Friday, May 18th 2018.
This award is dedicated to those who are committed to developing the capacity of the college to celebrate, support and realize the value of diversity and inclusion in our community and among our partners.
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