Election to the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Anne Magurran, Professor of Ecology and Evolution in the Centre for Biological Diversity and Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), has been elected to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Members are selected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and …

June 1, 2021 | Celebrating success


School of Biology receives an Athena SWAN Gold Award

The School of Biology is delighted to be awarded an Athena Swan Gold award. This is the culmination of work by the Biology Equality and Diversity committee, led by Sascha Hooker and Kevin Laland, on behalf of all staff and …

May 10, 2021 | Gold Athena Swan application


Equality & Diversity app: Development through collaboration

Dr Nicola Veitch and her team at the University of Glasgow School of Life Sciences recently launched an Equality & Diversity app for Apple and Android devices, and have acknowledged Jacqueline Nairn’s (School of Biology Director of Teaching) contributions to …

May 6, 2021 | ED&I activities with external impact


“Tackling racism: time to step up” article

Kevin Laland (BEDI Vice-Chair) has published an excellent article in the Spring 2021 edition of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Resource magazine, entitled “Tackling racism: time to step up”. The article reflects on racial discrimination  in Scottish Universities and calls …

May 1, 2021 | BAME activities


Seminar by Carron Shankland

On 21st April 2021, the EDI committee hosted (virtually) Prof. Carron Shankland, from the University of Stirling, who gave a talk entitled ‘Being Productive and Staying Well’. The personal, powerful and thought-provoking account Carron gave of her experiences in academia …

April 29, 2021 | BEDI activities


Fellow of the Society of Marine Mammalogy

Congratulations to Professor Ailsa Hall, formerly of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), who has been elected as a Fellow by the Society of Marine Mammalogy. Fellows are members who have “rendered conspicuous service or made truly notable contributions to …

April 26, 2021 | Celebrating success


SULSA opportunities for Early Career Researchers

On 14 April 2021, Alison Dun gave an online presentation to our Early Career staff and students, to introduce SULSA (Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance). Her presentation included information and advice about activities coming up, general information about career progression …

April 19, 2021 | Student/ECR activities


Upcoming seminar by Carron Shankland – “Being Productive and Staying Well”

All staff and postgraduate students are invited to a Biology Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Wellbeing Event by Prof Carron Shankland that will be given 21st April at 14:00 on Teams entitled “Being Productive and Staying Well”. Prof. Carron Shankland is …

April 16, 2021 | BEDI activities


Two new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Sue Healy and Maria Dornelas (Director and Deputy Director of the CBD, respectively) who have both been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh recently. Sue’s research focuses on animal behaviour, in particular of birds, and …

April 10, 2021 | Celebrating success


International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture

The 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture, entitled ‘The Extraordinary World of Birds and Their Eggs’ was delivered by Professor Cassie Stoddard on Friday 12 February 2021.  Thwarted by the pandemic, we were glad to hold …

February 25, 2021 | International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture