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#HappyThursday team presents: the 1st FashionThursday! 28.10.2021 from 5pm, room GEN 3027

Winter is coming (back) !

If you too are struggling to hold all your clothes for the cold season in only one small wardrobe and have spent last weekend boxing 20kg of summer clothes in your cellar, you are at the right place!

The social committee is organizing a second-hand clothes free-market

In the meeting room of the 3rd floor

next Thursday Oct. 28, from 5 P.M

Soft drinks will be provided to shoppers to stay hydrated! 

*** UNIL Corona safety rules apply***

Bring your extra-clothes bags and place them in pile following the size indication set in the room. If you see some beautiful pieces that would look gorgeous on you, then you are welcome to try them on and go back home with them!
All adult sizes are accepted!

Parents who wish to be part of a clothes exchange network can indicate their contact details and children’s size (and gender) for possible future swaps among themselves.

Any Genopode member can attend as long as they can provide a covid pass. It is not mandatory to bring piles of clothes to take part to the exchange.

The market will close the following day at 9:30 A.M. All clothes that were not adopted by new humans by then should be taken back or we will bring them to the nearest clothes collection point.

By organizing such event, the social committee wishes to bring the Génopode members’ attention to the fact that buying pre-owned clothes allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process. 

The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emissions, uses massive amounts of water, and exploits workers and animals worldwide. Buying clothes that already exist slows down the fast fashion cycle and the relentless demands on low-paid workers in the supply chain.


The documentary “Picture a scientist” will be screened Monday Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:00pm in the Aud. C, GEN.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights.
Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”

The CIG encourages everyone to attend the screening organised on Monday Sep. 27, 2021 and to take part to discussions following this event.
Dates will be communicated soon.

For pandemic reasons, please register here to participate: link
The room is limited to x persons.
Please bring your mobile with you as your covid passes will be checked at the doors of the auditorium.


Génopode’s 1th #HappyWednesday – Wed. Sep 29, from 5:00 p.m.

The social committee is back from summer break with a new event: The language exchange!
Language exchanges will be organised in collaboration with the Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL (APNS) and opened to PhD students as well as PAT.

Language exchange, food, drinks and fun will be provided.

Wednesday 29th of September, from 17h00 (late arrival possible)

On the Vidy beach.

Register here: https://forms.gle/ZNz6joYbix5tv8AB8

Further information:
Small groups of 4-5 will be made depending on the language participants want to learn and of their level.
Native English and French speakers are wanted!

Note: as the event may involve a potentially large number of participants we will require a valid covid certificate from all attendants. 

No worries, the #HappyThursdays will be back in October, starting with a ping pong tournament, from 17:30, on the UNIL campus!

Contact / join the social committee team: cig_socialcommittee@unil.ch


Génopode Retreat 2021: souvenirs

Do not hesitate to share / exchange your pictures on the following switchdrives: https://drive.switch.ch/index.php/s/IYmBLsYc1pSw0hN


Preview of the exhibition “Femmes de sciences” Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:30pm in front of the Unithèque (banane building

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de l’exposition FEMMES DE SCIENCES qui se tiendra sur le campus lemercredi 15 septembre 2021 à 17h30 devant l’Unithèque (en extérieur, sans réservation). 

À cette occasion, nous aurons le plaisir d’entendre les allocutions de :

Prof. Anne-Christine Fornage, Vice-rectrice Relations extérieures et communication scientifique
Prof. Liliane Michalik, Vice-rectrice Égalité, diversité et carrières
Mme Marie Neumann, Directrice du Service Culture et Médiation scientifique 
Mme Delphine Ducoulombier, Médiatrice scientifique


En 2021, dix classes vaudoises sont entrées en contact avec des chercheuses de l’UNIL pour créer des portraits de femmes scientifiques, dessinés ensuite par l’illustratrice Maurane Mazars. Ce projet a permis de sensibiliser deux cents élèves et leurs enseignant·e·s aux enjeux des inégalités entre femmes et hommes dans le monde de la recherche et des sciences. 
L’exposition de ces portraits, présentée en plein air sur le campus du 15 septembre au 27 octobre 2021 et conçue en collaboration avec la manifestation veveysanne de dessins PictoBello s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme de médiation scientifique de l’UNIL De haute lutte !  en écho au 50e anniversaire du droit de vote et d’éligibilité des femmes en Suisse.

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Génopode’s 6th #HappyThursday – Thu. April 29, from 6:00p.m.

This time, the social committee proposes a live outdoor a Scavenger Hunt in the city of Lausanne on Thursday 29th of April from 18 onwards.

Register and you will be assigned in a group with four other people. With your crew, explore Lausanne, find the tips and the clues to move to the next step, until the last steps!
Careful, four other teams are doing the same tour as you, so be the fastest! To keep hydrated during the hunt, supplies will be provided.

*** Corona safety rules ***
– To ensure the maximum of protection for everybody, you will be split into 5-people groups.
– Mask should be worn during the whole game and a safe distance should be maintained between the participants.

-Each group will not meet accidentally at the different steps of the game because you will not start at the same geographic position. If by any chance, two groups are on the same enigma at the same place, please, wait for the one group to finish before the other starts. 

To make the game more interactive, every group should share its live location during the game, and at least one person should have access to What’s app to communicate with the organisers (tips can also be given this way). 

To sign up (mandatory) indicate your FULL NAME here: https://doodle.com/poll/f4wzuxt9ttmiawea?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Please also indicate if you agree to share your live location during the game and give the organisers your number for What’s app communication!