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Our JEDI statement is an aspirational reminder —
MRM acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and is committed to furthering Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and supported.
Ocean sciences have lagged behind other STEM disciplines in the diversity of students, faculty and workforce (Bernard & Cooperdock, 2018). This lack of diversity reflects institutional racism within universities, including ours, and we are committed to work to eliminate these harmful institutional structures within our program, college, university, and society. In the MRM graduate program, we believe that all people deserve respect, equitable opportunities, and a safe learning environment.
As an interdisciplinary, science-based, professionally oriented program that identifies and addresses “wicked” problems in marine science, MRM knows that solutions are scientifically proven to be more impactful when diverse minds and approaches are engaged (Swartz et al., 2019; Powell 2018). We believe justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver marine resource solutions.
Therefore, every day we commit to crafting a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment through:
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