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The Center for Diversity Innovation

Championing diversity at UB isn't new, but the College now leads a university-wide initiative to place special emphasis on supporting current research and activities focused on understanding, creating and celebrating diversity. 

Linnea Caremean, a junior, participates in the UB Unity Project organized by the UB Intercultural & Diversity Center within Campus Life on the Student Union field on North Campus.

UB Unity Project

The Center for Diversity Innovation (CDI) integrates the capabilities of the faculty, staff and students across the University at Buffalo to conduct and translate empirical, social scientific research on diversity, equity and inclusion, and develop and diffuse evidence-based best practices through trainings, educational programs and consulting services. 

By preparing and training the next generation of diversity leaders at UB, across SUNY, in Buffalo and throughout Western New York, the Center aims to change behavior, close opportunity gaps, and transform the settings in which people learn, work and innovate.

Funded by a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund diversity grant, the Center for Diversity Innovation is a university-wide initiative with College of Arts and Sciences leadership.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Diversity

In the context of the Center, diversity refers to the range of human differences including race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, and—within educational settings—international, first-generation, transfer and returning student status.

Contact

Maura Belliveau, PhD, Director
maurabel@buffalo.edu

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