WCAIR takes pride in who we are

You will have noticed from our colourful logo during June that the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research has been supporting Pride month. The change in logo to demonstrate support for the LGBTQ+ community is part of the Wellcome Trusts work to make diversity and inclusion part of everyone’s every day role.  Read the blog by Gemma Tracey, a member of Wellcome’s central Diversity and Inclusion team, to find out why this year Wellcome changed the logo’s of their Centres to support Pride.

We will miss our colourful logo next week but of course our support for the LGBTQ+ community doesn’t stop on 30 June. At WCAIR we work on creating an atmosphere where everyone can feel welcome and valued everyday of the year. We are proud that our Public Engagement Manager Ali Floyd was given the School of Life Sciences (SLS) People’s award in January 2019. Ali, along with Erin Hardee, was recognised for the positive culture change they created through formation of the SLS LGBTQ+ staff group which rapidly became the University of Dundee LGBTQ+ staff group. The group meet regularly both socially (board games and film nights) and for discussion groups and skills sharing sessions. The group were active participants in the first Dundee Pride march last September.

Ali and Erin, along with Morag Hannah, are also co-founders of Quire with a Q. A small singing group for LGBTQ+ folk in Dundee. Tonight (28 June) Quire are hosting their second performance Qabaret at the Wild Rover on Perth Road.   A few tickets still available . Join them for an eclectic mix of tunes.

Colourful felt tip pen chromatography at Dundee Pride 2018