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In July's POSTDOCket: Diversity in academia, suspension of the skilled worker visa program & more!

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July 29, 2020

The National Postdoctoral Association continues to monitor the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic during this very challenging year, and we hope that all members of our community are staying safe and healthy. Over the past few months, we have seen the far-reaching impacts of several executive actions that have deeply affected our community of current and future international postdoctoral scholars, as well as the burden and injury racial and social injustices have had on marginalized communities. In this time of pain and hope, we express our tremendous appreciation for our resilient and remarkable community that is strengthened by robust collaborations, mutual support, and shared learning. This month’s issue of The POSTDOCket highlights several of these difficult conversations surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion that are so meaningful at this time of great uncertainty. We hope that you take the time to read through these stories to broaden your awareness of these critical issues and reflect on your own actions to drive change and make impact.

With gratitude,
The NPA Board and staff

Simone Otto, Ph.D., is The POSTDOCket editor in chief. Ian Street, Ph.D., is The POSTDOCket deputy editor. Associate editors include: Viviane Callier, Ph.D., Kristy Hentchel, Ph.D., Stephani Page, Ph.D., Lina Chuey, Ph.D., Irina Tiper, Ph.D., and Joyonna Gamble-George, Ph.D.