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Centenary Institute recognises International Women’s Day with Mini-Symposium

08/03/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Centenary Institute will join the global celebration of women’s achievements across all fields of endeavour, as well as a call for action towards gender parity, on Thursday 8th March, 2018 by hosting a Mini-Symposium ‘Leave no woman behind’.

Centenary’s Gender Equity Program is hosting the symposium with both male and female scientists and support staff taking part in support of IWD 2018. The speakers and panelists will highlight the ongoing challenges faced by women in science and tackle how progress can be made towards gender parity.

The event is open to all and Centenary invite you to attend the Symposium, supporting a more balanced and prosperous future for medical research.

Speakers

Dr Hui Emma Zhang: Research Officer, Liver Injury and Cancer Program

Lauren Wilson: Animal Technician, Science Support

Nick Keilar: Grants Manager, Science Support

Dr Jessamy Tiffen: Research Officer, Melanoma Oncology and Immunology Program

Dr Angelina Lay: Senior Research Officer, Molecular Hepatology Laboratory

Panelists

Dr Jodie Ingles: Associate Faculty, Molecular Cardiology Program

Professor Mark Gorrell: Faculty, Molecular Hepatology Laboratory

Lisa Shaw: Research Assistant, Immune Imaging Program

Dr Bernadette Saunders: Director of Postgraduate Coursework Programs, University of Technology Sydney

Natasha Yung: Risk and Compliance Officer, Science Support

See the full program and details here

The United Nation’s International Women’s Day was established to accelerate progress in meeting the needs and supporting the careers of girls and women around the world. This is an issue the Centenary Institute is passionate about, from the top down. Centenary’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr Nick Pearce says “workplaces need to be flexible to retain talented female scientists. My goal is to support all staff, male and female. It is a concern at medical research institutes, that there is a significant misrepresentation of men at the higher level. I believe it is important for all senior leaders to ensure that opportunities exist for men and women, fixing the imbalances of the past.” Read the full media release here.

Find out more about the Centenary Institute’s Gender Equity Program.

Details

Date:
08/03/2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Centenary Institute
Phone:
+61295656100
Email:
n.littlejohn@centenary.org.au
Website:
http://www.centenary.org.au

Venue

Lecture Theatre, Level 6, Centenary Institute
Building 93, RPA Hospital, Missenden Road,
Camperdown, NSW 2050 Australia
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Phone:
02 9565 6100
Website:
www.centenary.org.au