Kindness In Science

What is Kindness in Science? - Kindness in Science

Jul 19, 2019

The Co-founders of the Kindness in Science Collective Whakarongo ake au ki te tangi a te manu: tui, tui, tuia  In December of 2017, a diverse group of people in science from across Aotearoa met at the Fale Pasifika at the University of Auckland to discuss a new way to improve science outcomes. The goal was simple: to talk about kindness in science. December 2017 workshop What is kindness? At its heart, kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate – think ‘being kind’. But it is also a kind action or conscious practice – think ‘doing kindness’. Defined either way, kindness is a key ingredient to motivate positive change in science culture. Recent essays describe the toll that heavy-handed criticism, poor work-life balance, inequity, sexism, and racism have on members … Read More