Building Community in Academia

Research has shown that feeling appreciated, respected, and cared for all influence the success of graduate students. The issue of building supportive communities in academia has become an international conversation with many pushing for changes at individual and institutional levels. This talk, led by Susanna Harris of PhDBalance, shared insights about the current needs, fears, and questions from graduate students around the world. Participants discussed creating networks for personal and professional support, identifying best practices for changing current academic climates and how we can each contribute to making academia a more inclusive and healthy space for academics of all levels.