Ethos

Our group’s motto: “We are all smart and kind, don’t distinguish yourself by being otherwise.”

 As members of the Kindness in Science Collective, we embed kindness in how we work and how our science is conducted.  Kindness in Science is an inclusive approach that fosters diversity, respect, well-being and openness leading to better science outcomes.

For more resources on Kindness in Science, see the links below:

“Should we steer clear of the winner-takes-all approach?” by Kendall Powell (Featuring interviews from our own Associate Prof. Tammy Steeves and PhD Candidate Stephanie Galla)

“Work-Life Balance: Break or Burnout” by Kendall Powell (Featuring an interview with our own Associate Prof. Tammy Steeves)

Finding Matilda: deconstructing women’s invisibility in Finding New Zealand’s Scientific Heritage” by Kate Hannah.

“Being Kind” by Dr Emily Bernhardt 

“How Diversity Makes Us Smarter” by Katherine W. Phillips

“Facilitating discussions about privilege among future conservation practitioners” by Brown et al. (2017)

Academic Kindness Tumblr which keeps “… a record of unsolicited kindness, unexpected goodwill, and excessive generosity in academia.”

A blog post on Kindness in Academia published on PhD life blog maintained by students of the University of Warwick, UK.

A video in which Dr. Mary-Claire King tells a story about how she survived a series of incredibly challenging and horrifying events trying to secure a grant, and at the end was able to deliver a presentation resulting in a reception of the said grant that started the BRCA1 project (i.e., identifying the genetic basis of breast/ovarian cancer). Dr King’s talk was a part of the World Science Festival.

What every good leader knowsExcerpts from The Naked Now, by Richard Rohr, CH 21 (Selected by Mark Gahegan of Centre for eResearch – CeR @ The University of Auckland)