UC Davis has joined UC Berkeley and UCSF's CareBubbles platform, which is a parent-to-parent resource to help the UC community members meet their child care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students, staff, and faculty members can use their email address and username to log into the service. CareBubbles is based on Berkeley Parents Network linking the Bay Area families to find child care facilities. Users are able to post messages and see lists to trade resources about childcare and tutoring services. The website helps users find the best matches for learning assistance and child care providers.
Learn more and login at carebubbles.berkeley.edu.
Forwarding on behalf of Jason Kwan, Director, ASUCD Pantry
Hope y'all are doing well!
I am excited to announce that this Sunday (11/21), the ASUCD Pantry will be collaborating with Yolo Food Bank to distribute 600 meal kits to Davis residents! Starting at 9 AM, interested households can come to the UC Davis Parking Lot 2 (right by the Mondavi Center) and receive Holiday Meal Kits (containing a turkey and other classic Thanksgiving "fixings") via drive-through on a first-come, first-served basis.
I have attached a flyer below; please distribute it widely with your networks! We want to make sure that everyone who needs it hears about it. In addition, here's more information on the event: https://yolofoodbank.org/holiday-food-distribution/
How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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