The Auckland Bioengineering institute is a leading bioengineering research institution of world renown. The multifaceted skills required by bioengineering are reflected in the institute’s membership – we come from many different backgrounds and countries. This diversity is due to the nurturing of an inclusive culture at the ABI.
The Equity and Diversity committee is chartered to identify, advocate, and support diversity initiatives. This includes:
- Fostering leadership within the institute that is diverse, responsive, integrated, effective, efficient and sustainable.
- Advising the institute’s members and leadership team to ensure equity is a focus when deciding on strategies, policy, projects and outcomes.
- Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the equity strategy, plans, policy and projects at the institute.
The committee works closely with the University of Auckland’s Equity Office, and the committee’s chair is part of the University of Auckland’s Equity Community of Interest.