Intergroup Relations

Open Nominations for the Outstanding IGR Alumni Award!

Dear IGR Community and Colleagues,

In celebration of the outstanding work in social justice done by the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) alums around the globe, we are excited to announce the opening of nominations for the annual Outstanding IGR Alumni Award!

IGR's Alumni Spotlight: Karriem Watson, DHSc, MPH, MS

Dr. Karriem Watson remembers his IGR days like it was yesterday. Gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding about social justice and dialogue from IGR has made a profound impact on his life personally and professionally. He grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and is a 1997 Graduate of U-M where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving a Masters of Science in Basic Medical Research from Wayne State University, he moved to Chicago to work in the clinical research industry. He completed a doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus on Global Health from Nova Southeastern. In his dual role at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he serves as the Director of the Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science for the Cancer Center and Community Engagement Research for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), a group of federally qualified health centers. We are excited to share more about Dr. Karriem Watson.

Student Advisory Board Opportunities!

Student Life is seeking 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate/professional students who are passionate about issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to serve on our inaugural DEI Student Advisory Boards (DEISAB​s).  These advisory boards will allow institutional leaders to regularly enlist broad and diverse student perspectives on the University’s DEI Strategic Plan implementation and assessment.  

You Are Invited to Register for the Second Biennial Conference!

We invite and encourage all members of the IGR community to consider attending this event. IGR and The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) will be this years' site hosts. IGR will also be presenting two sessions at the conference.